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Concentration: Worldview, technique, result

Concentration: Worldview, technique, result

Part of a series of teachings given during the Developing Meditative Concentration Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2013.

  • How our world view influences the results of concentration/meditation
  • Overview of afflictions, rebirth, renunciation, nature of reality
  • Concentration combining serenity and insight leads us to liberation
  • Concentration based on altruistic motivation propels us to cultivate bodhicitta
  • Instructions for meditation—importance of chanting, reciting prayers, objects of meditation

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.