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Attachment and death meditation

Venerable Chodron is offering a series of nine online teachings on the text “Parting from the Four Attachments” by Nubpa Rigzin Drak at the request of the Friends of Sravasti Russia. This classic text from the Sakya tradition gets straight to the heart of the obstacles to our Dharma practice and how to overcome them.

  • Disadvantages of the eight worldly concerns and ways they interfere with the Dharma practice
  • Advantages of study and reflection and defects of study and reflection driven by the eight worldly concerns
  • Benefits of meditative practice and faults of meditative practice pursued for this life’s sake
  • Meditation on death and impermanence as an antidote to the eight worldly concerns
  • Nine-point death meditation

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.