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Concentration as a Buddhist practice

Concentration as a Buddhist practice

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

  • How to do walking meditation – slow, medium, fast
  • Concentration as part of the Buddhist path to awakening
  • Generating love, compassion, joy, and equanimity as aids to concentration
  • The breath as the object of concentration
  • Mindfulness and introspective awareness as key mental factors for concentration
  • Meditation postures including the 7-point Vairocana posture

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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