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Awareness of our body and speech

Awareness of our body and speech

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.

  • Maintaining awareness of the actions of our body and speech
  • How to guard our mind through mindfulness and introspective awareness
  • Making effort in pure behavior of our body, speech and mind
  • The importance of using our speech skilfully
  • Responding to unskilful speech

46 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Awareness of Our Body and Speech (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.