Meditation on bones

Meditation on bones

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.

  • Deepening our understanding of impermanence and our renunciation of cyclic existence
  • Can lead to greater understanding of Buddhist teachings (four noble truths, eight worldly dharmas, and karma)
  • Why bodhicitta is increased
  • Develop a sense of remorse over time wasted

Four establishments of mindfulness: Meditation on bones (download)

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.