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Motivation and meditation

Motivation and meditation

Part of a series of teachings given during the Developing Meditative Concentration Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2018. A PDF of notes for this retreat can be found here.

  • The importance of motivation
  • The nature of the mind
  • The purpose of meditation
  • Objects of concentration meditation
  • Meditation posture
  • 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.

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