mindfulness

Teachings on mindfulness, a mental factor that enables the mind to stay on its chosen object. These include teachings on mindfulness in developing concentration and keeping ethical conduct.

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A Presentation of the Establishment of Mindfulness

The four objects of mindfulness

Introduction to the four establishments of mindfulness including the four objects and the common manner…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Review of Chapter Five: “Guarding Alertness...

Review of the first half of Chapter 5 "Guarding Alertness," (introspective awareness) from Shantideva's "Engaging…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Making effort, joyfully

Commentary to verses 68-76 of Chapter 7, "Enthusiasm". How to use conscientiousness and introspection as…

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On Refuge and Bodhicitta

My three jewels

A student reflects on taking the eight Mahayana one-day precepts.

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Cheri smiling at Sravasti Abbey.
On Taking Illness Onto the Path

Using the Dharma to manage an unpredictable illness

A students uses her Dharma practice to face adversity, and then uses that same adversity…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Counterforces to the afflictions

Teaching from Chapter 4, describing various counterforces to the afflictions, such as anger, attachment, jealousy,…

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Dharma Poetry

I love problems

Making up a list of things to fix (in other people). Is this where joy…

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Stephen sitting outside in meditation posture, reading a Dharma book.
Dharma Poetry

Clarity, confidence and courage

Antidotes to the afflictions of confusion, self-doubt, and fear that hold us back in our…

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