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The hindrances: Desire and malice

The hindrances: Desire and malice

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

  • Questions and answers from previous session
    • Difference between arhats and bodhisattvas in attaining full awakening
    • What is access concentration?
    • Levels of selfishness
  • Sensual desire
  • Ill will/malice
    • Looking at the true nature of malicious thoughts
    • Antidotes to ill will

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.