Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Training the mind to see things more accurately

Part of a series of teachings given during Sravasti Abbey's annual Exploring Buddhism for Young Adults program in 2018.

  • The four divisions of the mind
  • The difference between direct and conceptual consciousness
  • Creating stories that stir up the afflictions
  • The exaggeration of attachment
  • Training the mind to see things more accurately, without unrealistic expectations
  • The exaggeration of angry mental states
  • The idea of a soul and what goes from one life to the next

Young Adult Week 2018 04: Training the mind to see things more accurately (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.