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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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Resolute and stable

Covering Verses 5.54-5.60 on how to be resolute in the Dharma practice, cultivate mental stability,…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

How to act when afflictions arise

Covers Verses 46-54 of Chapter 5 discussing skilful ways to act when afflictions arise

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Awareness of our body and speech

Covering Verses 5.34-45, discussing how we can use mindfulness and introspection to assess how we…

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Venerable Sangye Khadro smiling while teaching in front of a thangka.
Buddhist Meditation 101

Meditation 101: Meditating on the breath

Instruction on posture and techniques of breathing meditation and bare attention meditation for mindfulness.

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Recollecting the Buddha

Covering Verses 31-35 of Chapter 5, discussing how mindfulness and introspection arise, and how to…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Guarding the mind

Covering Verses 19-30 of Chapter 5, discussing the reasons we must guard our mind and…

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Venerable Nyima wearing sunglasses while listening to a teaching.
Living with Impermanence

Listening to my body

Personal health issues can increase awareness of our interdependence with others.

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Venerable Chodron smiling while walking down a snowy path at the Abbey.
Dharma in Daily Life

How to make wise decisions

Decisions can have long-term consequences. Venerable Chodron gives advice on how to apply the principles…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Mindfulness and introspective awareness

Covering Verses 5.6-5.10, discussing the relationship between mindfulness and introspective awareness, and how the six…

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Venerable Chodron smiling while sitting in front of a large TV screen showing Zoom participants.
21st Century Buddhists

Buddhism, modernism and mindfulness

A discussion on topics including Buddhist and secular mindfulness, the value of monasticism, and the…

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Venerable Lamsel smiling while cutting an apple.
Becoming a Monastic

Home

A poem about what the word "home" means for a monastic.

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Mindfulness and fear

Covering Verses 1-5 of Chapter 5 'Guarding Introspection' and discussing how to work with fear…

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