This is part of a series of teachings on Parting from the Four Clingings, by Drakpa Gyaltsen, given during the 2013 Chenrezig Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.
- Meditation is the cause for uprooting afflictions, but can be tainted by the eight worldly concerns
- Developing a happy mind through consistent Dharma 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.