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Bodhisattva ethical restraints: The five hindrances

Bodhisattva ethical restraints: The five hindrances

Part of a series of talks on the bodhisattva ethical restraints. The talks from March 7-10, 2012, are concurrent with the teachings on Nagarjuna given by Guy Newland, which are often referred to in the teachings.

  • Auxiliary vows 24-26 are to eliminate obstacles to the far-reaching practice of meditative stabilization. Abandon:
    • 25. Not abandoning the five obscurations which hinder meditative stabilization: excitement and regret, harmful thought, sleep and dullness, desire, and doubt.

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.