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Liberation from the eight dangers: Verses 1-3

The first of two talks given at the Buddhist Gem Fellowship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The talks are based on verses from a poem by the First Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Gendun Drubpa.

  • The lion of pride
  • The elephant of ignorance
  • The fire of anger

Liberation from the eight dangers: Verses 1-3 (download)

The second of the talks can be found here.

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.