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Chapter 6: The four establishments of mindfulness

23 Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

Part of a series of two-week courses given at Sravasti Abbey based on the book Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron.

  • The relationship between the 37 Aids to Awakening and tantric practice
  • How the four establishments of mindfulness help us to understand the four seals
  • The meaning of mindfulness in the Buddhist context
  • How our ordinary, deluded sense of “I” seems to relate to the body, feelings, mind, and phenomena
  • Overcoming misconceptions related to the four truths
  • Learning to identify our afflictions and shift it to a Dharma perspective

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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