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Criteria for developing serenity

Criteria for developing serenity

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

  • Three levels of ethical conduct
  • Second requisite: having resources to stay alive in retreat
  • Third requisite: having a suitable dwelling
  • Fourth requisite: relaxing from our responsibilities
  • Fifth requisite: having good spiritual friends
  • Renouncing desire
  • 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.