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Overcoming three kinds of doubt

Overcoming three kinds of doubt

Part of a series of teachings given during the White Tara Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Seeing Tara as a manifestation of inner beauty
  • Applying the antidotes to our afflictions
  • Three kinds of doubt and how to overcome them
  • Clinging to belief systems for emotional security
  • Progression through different types of cognizers to direct realization
  • Definition of ignorance
  • Discerning between deluded doubt and curiosity or wise questioning
  • Question on what “guru devotion” means

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.