Calming the mind

Calming the mind

Part of a series of teachings given during the Developing Meditative Concentration Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2015.

  • Concentration meditation on the bodhisattva path
  • The benefits of developing concentration
  • How to develop concentration
    • Renounce the five sense objects
    • Eliminate the five hindrances
    • Adopt the five practices
  • How to give up attachment to sense objects

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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