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Overcoming the distortions of the mind

Overcoming the distortions of the mind

Part of a series of teachings on A Presentation of the Establishment of Mindfulness by Gyalwa Chokyi Gyaltsen.

  • Points 3 through 6 in the text outline
    • The reason for meditation on the four objects
    • The nature of the establishment of mindfulness
    • The divisions and boundary
  • How mindfulness of the four objects correlates with the realization of the four noble truths; overcoming the four distortions

Four Establishments of Mindfulness 21: Outline points 3-6 (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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