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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 49-55

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 49-55

An expanded commentary on Dharmarakshita’s The Wheel of Sharp Weapons given at Sravasti Abbey from 2004-2006.

  • Seeing who the real enemy is: self-centeredness and self-grasping
  • The imagery and symbolism of Yamantaka
  • Understanding the imagery of a wrathful deity
  • Coming to understand that our afflictions cause us lower rebirths

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 49-55 (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.