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Balance in body, speech, and mind

Part of a series of teachings given during the Developing Meditative Concentration Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2017.

  • Cultivating a good and expansive motivation
  • Much preparatory work is necessary for developing concentration
  • Question on visualization
  • Master Zhiyi’s text
  • The goal for cultivating concentration
  • Creating balance
  • Questions and answers

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.