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Cultivating serenity: The five faults and their antidotes

Cultivating serenity: The five faults and their antidotes

Part of a series of teachings on The Easy Path to Travel to Omniscience, a lamrim text by Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen, the first Panchen Lama.

  • The special benefits of using the image of the Buddha as the object of meditation
  • The role of mindfulness and introspective awareness
  • The fault of laziness and the four antidotes
  • The fault of forgetting the object of meditation and the antidote
  • The fault of laxity and excitement
    • Coarse and subtle laxity and how to counteract them
    • Coarse and subtle excitement and how to counteract them
  • The faults of non-application of the antidote and over application of the antidote
  • Beginning the section on developing wisdom—the self-grasping of persons and self-grasping of phenomena

Easy Path 57: Cultivating serenity the 5 faults and 8 antidotes (download)

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.