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Transitioning out of retreat

Transitioning out of retreat

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.

  • Instructions on how to gently transition back into non-retreat life
  • Why we need to transition and how to do so
  • The purpose of doing the Lama Chopa puja at the end
  • How to create the causes to do retreat
  • The importance of keeping a daily practice going after retreat

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.