Identifying anxiety

Identifying anxiety

The first of three talks in an online weekend workshop on “Working with Anxiety” hosted by FPMT Mexico. With translation into Spanish.

  • Anxiety and its close relatives: worry and fear
  • Differentiating non-conceptual and conceptual minds
  • How the storytelling mind enhances and distorts reality
  • How belief in our stories affects ourselves and others
  • Learning how the mind works and applying the Dharma
  • Identifying habitual patterns of anxiety
  • Parenting with worry versus calm
  • The self-centered mind leads to self-grasping and anxiety
  • Examining our anxiety and what it prioritizes
  • Separating the “real” from the “imaginary”

Watch a guided meditation that followed on “Recognizing the Kindness of Others” in Spanish:

Watch the second talk here:

Watch the third talk here:

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.