The third and fourth hindrance to developing concentration: lethargy and sleepiness, and restlessness and remorse.
Author Archive | Venerable Thubten Chodron
Walking meditation instructions, sitting meditation posture, and the first two hindrances to developing concentration.
The six conditions conducive for developing concentration and selecting an object of meditation – either an image of the Buddha or the breath.
Discussing how to relate to prayer and ritual in Buddhist practice, and the three-step method of hearing, reflecting and meditating on the teachings.
Leading short debates going through the five answers a defender can give to a challenger.
How doing even small positive things can make a difference in the lives of others and make our life more meaningful.
Continuing the teaching from Chapter 9, ‘Tools for the Path’, exploring the ideas of faith, purification and merit.
Covering the various responses a challenger can make to the defender.
Beginning teaching Chapter 9, Tools for the Path, covering general advice to help practitioners overcome hindrances in their practice.
Explaining the various responses a defender can give to the challenger in a debate, and demonstrating how to ‘spell out your answers.’