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Attachment hinders our concentration

100 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds

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.

  • Practicing preliminaries to aid cultivating concentration
  • Review of verses 21-22
  • Verses 23-24: Giving up attachment to pleasing worldly beings
  • Verses 25-27: Cultivating detachment and relying on isolation
  • Verse 28: When we give up attachment we reduce worry and fear

100 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Attachment hinders our concentration (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.

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