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Conditions for serenity retreat

Conditions for serenity retreat

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

  • Conducive conditions for cultivating serenity
    • Have a favorable place to meditate
    • Develop a clear and correct understanding of methods to practice
    • Be free of coarse desire and have few desires
    • Be satisfied and contented
    • Be free from involvement in worldly activities
    • Live in pure ethical conduct
  • How to structure a session and do the 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.