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Mental factors and states of consciousness

Mental factors and states of consciousness

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

  • Mindfulness and introspective awareness
  • Practices before and between sessions
  • Different realms of existence
  • Spheres of consciousness
  • Renunciation, bodhicitta, wisdom

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.