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Santa Fe: The Four Establishments of Mindfulness with Ven. Sangye Khadro

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

Dharma Toolkit: The Four Establishments of Mindfulness
with Ven. Sangye Khadro

Tuesdays, April 11, 18, and 25

7-8:30 Mountain Time
6-7:30 pm Pacific Time

In person (in Santa Fe) and on Zoom

Abbess teaches.

The Four Establishments of Mindfulness, taught by the Buddha in the Satipatthana Sutra, are essential practices in both the Theravada and Mahayana traditions. They involve cultivating mindfulness and introspective awareness of four objects: the body, feelings, the mind, and phenomena.

In the Theravada tradition one practices these to realize the truths of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and selflessness. In the Mahayana tradition, they are also practiced to counteract four distorted conceptions: conceiving our body as the dwelling place of a real, independent self; conceiving our feelings as what such a self enjoys; conceiving our mind as the real self; and conceiving phenomena (mainly mental factors) as things that make the self afflicted or pure.

The Dalai Lama has said it is unfortunate that Tibetan Buddhists do not pay adequate attention to these four practices, and encourages us to do them. He says we can meditate on them with a bodhicitta motivation and the Prāsaṅgika view of emptiness.

This series of three evening sessions will introduce the practice of the establishments of mindfulness and will include some basic meditations on them, along with discussion.

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More about the teacher

California-born, Ven. Sangye Khadro ordained as a Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery in Nepal  in 1974, and took the full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. She has studied Buddhism with many great masters including  Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, and Khensur Jampa Tegchok. She  began teaching in 1979 and was a resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for 11 years. In addition to Awakening the Kind Heart, she is the author several books, including How to Meditate, now in its 17th printing.


Thubten Norbu Ling Buddhist Center
130 Rabbit Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508 United States
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