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Mindfulness and fear

Mindfulness and fear

Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Shantideva’s classic text, “Bodhisattvacharyavatara”, often translated as “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.” Venerable Thubten Chodron also refers to the outline of the commentary by Gyaltsab Dharma Rinchen and the commentary by the Abbot Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • Awareness of the danger of giving up bodhicitta
  • The mind is principal for subduing our behavior
  • Fear of violence vs. fear arising due to excessive attachment
  • What mindfulness means in the Buddhist context
  • Benefits of subduing our mind
  • How our mind creates external situations
  • Questions and answers

40 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Mindfulness and Fear (download)

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.