A Mahayana practice

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

  • Points 7 and 8 of the text outline
    • Etymology
    • Making the establishments of mindfulness a Mahayana practice
      • Arrogance in regard to Mahayana practice should be avoided
      • One should respect the practices of other traditions
      • The bodhisattva learns to teach to all types of practitioners in whatever way is best for them at the time
  • How mindfulness is not simply bare awareness or eliminating thoughts

Four Establishments of Mindfulness 22: Outline points 7-8 (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.