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Why mindfulness of phenomena leads to true paths

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

  • The meditations on mindfulness of phenomena
  • Review of the general characteristics of the four objects—body, feelings, mind and phenomena
  • The uncommon manner of meditation on the four objects
  • How the paths of solitary realizers and hearers differ from those on the bodhisattva path

Four Establishments of Mindfulness 20: Meditations on phenomena (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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