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Special attributes of the Three Jewels

Special attributes of the Three Jewels

Part of a series of teachings given during the Green Tara Retreat in 2015. During this retreat Venerable Thubten Chodron taught from the text Precious Lamp in Praise of Bodhicitta by Khunu Rinpoche Tenzin Gyaltsen.

  • Review of content related to Verses 5-7 of Khunu Lama Rinpoche’s Verses in Praise of Bodhicitta
    • Eight special attributes of the Buddha according to Maitreya’s Treatise on the Sublime Continuum
    • Eight special attributes of the Dharma Jewel
    • Eight qualities of knowledge and liberation of the Sangha Jewel
  • How to meditate on these qualities to deepen our refuge

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.