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Mahayana establishments of mindfulness

Mahayana establishments of mindfulness

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.

  • Meditating on the four establishments of mindfulness in terms of self and other to generate renunciation and bodhicitta
  • How this fuels the wisdom that allows us to be of greater benefit to others
  • Contemplating the big picture to keep the mind balanced in meditation practice

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.