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Discourse on “The Removal of Distracting Thoughts”

Discourse on “The Removal of Distracting Thoughts”

Part of a series of teachings given during the 3-day online Meditative Concentration Retreat at Sravasti Abbey from September 5 to 7, 2020.

  • Process-oriented versus goal-oriented approach to practice
  • Antidotes to craving
  • Nagarjuna’s analogies for the hindrances
  • The Buddha’s discourse on The Removal of Distracting Thoughts

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.