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Making mindfulness meaningful

Making mindfulness meaningful

A talk given at the Sakya Monastery in Seattle, Washington hosted by Dharma Friendship Foundation.

  • What mindfulness is from a Buddhist perspective
  • The four objects of mindfulness
  • The purpose of meditating on the four objects
  • How the four objects correspond to the four truths
  • The common manner of meditating on the four objects
  • Contemplating the parts of the body
  • The four establishments of mindfulness make us look at what the self is
  • Questions and answers

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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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