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Mindfulness and introspective awareness

Mindfulness and introspective awareness

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.

  • Compassion for ourselves and others
  • Difference between secular and Buddhist mindfulness and introspective awareness
  • How introspective awareness and mindfulness help us work with afflictions
  • Our suffering and happiness depend on our mental state
  • Can we ever be financially secure?
  • The meaning of fulfilling the six perfections
  • Q&A

41 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Mindfulness and Introspective Awareness (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.