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How to study, reflect, and meditate

How to study, reflect, and meditate

This is part of a series of teachings on Parting from the Four Clingings, by Drakpa Gyaltsen, given during the 2014 Chenrezig Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Oral transmission of Chenrezig mantra
  • Review of ethical conduct
  • Importance of correct study, reflection, and meditation
  • Dangers of ego and the eight worldly concerns
  • Satisfaction and progress
  • Cultivating proper meditative 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.