Conditions for practice

Chapter 8

Part of a series of teachings on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s book titled How to See Yourself as You Really Are at Sravasti Abbey in 2015.

  • Chapter 8
    • Focusing
    • Overcoming laziness
    • Conditions for practice
    • The importance of ethical behavior
    • The purpose of taking precepts
    • Posture
    • Objects of meditation
    • How to visualize
  • Questions and answers
    • Working with impatience around social change

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.