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Conditions conducive for developing concentration

Conditions conducive for developing concentration

Part of a series of teachings given during the 2019 Concentration Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Different kinds of meditation: stabilizing and analytical; meditation where we’re trying to transform our mind into a particular attitude or feeling vs. meditation where we’re trying to understand an object
  • What meditation isn’t
  • Six Conditions Conducive for Developing Concentration
  • Choosing an object of meditation: the Buddha or the Breath
  • 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.