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Hearing, thinking, meditating

Hearing, thinking, meditating

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.

  • The light of wisdom increases and ignorance declines when we study
  • Becoming familiar with teachings enables us to guide sentient beings
  • We need to hear teachings and meditate on them; purifies the mind and creates merit
  • Results from meditation depend upon context within which we do that meditation
  • Avoiding study and reflection driven by the eight worldly concerns
  • Practicing study, reflection, and meditation with a pure motivation

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.

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