The symbolism of the Lord of Death and an explanation of the wrathful activities mentioned in the White Tara sadhana.
Series: White Tara Retreat (2010-11)
A series of short talks on the White Tara practice given during the White Tara Winter Retreat of 2010-2011, given at Sravasti Abbey.
How love, which is the wish for all sentient beings to have happiness and its causes, differs from attachment, which usually has strings attached.
The benefits of reciting mantra and prayers, and how the recitations should be done.
We have the option of holding on to our anger. Compassion and forgiveness are about letting go of our anger and grudges.
The importance of cultivating equal care and concern for everybody and rejoicing in the good qualities and circumstances of others.
How practicing the White Tara sadhana can purify negativities that can cause untimely death.
How we use our life to create the causes for our future experience and the importance of purification and creating virtue.
How to work with the imagination to meditate on a Buddha figure.
How to imagine White Tara’s appearance and think about her qualities during the sadhana practice.
An explanation of the visualization of the light rays and auspicious signs and substances in the White Tara sadhana practice.