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The hindrances: Dullness and restlessness

The hindrances: Dullness and restlessness

Part of a series of teachings given during the Developing Meditative Concentration Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2012.

  • Explanation and recitation of the preparatory practice followed by a meditation
  • Dullness and drowsiness
    • How to counteract drowsiness
    • Differentiating between drowsiness and dullness
  • Restlessness and remorse
    • Antidotes to restlessness
    • External circumstances that may contribute to restlessness
  • Questions and answers
    • Mindfulness and introspective awareness as preventative measure to mental illness
    • How music can disturb the mind
    • How to deal with pain in meditation

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.