The fourth distortion

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From December 17 to 25, 2006, at Sravasti Abbey, Geshe Jampa Tegchok taught on A Precious Garland of Advice to a King by Nagarjuna. Venerable Thubten Chodron complemented these teachings by giving commentary and background.

  • Seeing what does not have a self as having a self
  • Thinking that things without inherent existence do exist inherently
  • The three ways of apprehending phenomena:
    • As inherently existent
    • As non-inherently existent
    • As neither inherently existent or not
  • Seeing the “I” as inherently existent
  • Grasping at inherent existence with negative and positive states of mind
  • The Prasangika view of emptiness and dependent origination
  • Ultimate and conventional existence
  • Questions and answers

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