Working with pain

Working with pain

These short Bodhisattva’s Breakfast Corner talks were given during the Four Establishments of Mindfulness Winter Retreat in 2013. More extensive teachings on the establishments of mindfulness can be found here.

  • How to deal with pain during meditation
  • Work with pain so becomes part of practice, object of meditation
  • Watch pain, observe how changes, in conjunction with mental states
  • Tonglen practice can be helpful, purposeful, attitude to accept pain
  • Taking refuge to help alleviate pain, focus, dedicate merit

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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