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The mind’s potential and the existence of the Three Jewels

The mind’s potential and the existence of the Three Jewels

Part of a series of online talks hosted by Vajrayana Institute in Sydney, Australia.

  • Qualities of a buddha
  • Sentient beings’ potential for buddhahood
  • Six obstructions to knowing phenomena
  • Clarifying what a buddha is not
  • The nature of the mind
  • Establishing the existence of the Three Jewels through dependent arising and emptiness
    • True cessations and true paths constitute the Dharma Jewel, our true refuge
    • The Sangha Jewel have realized true paths and actualized true cessations
    • The Buddha Jewel arises from the Sangha Jewel
  • How refuge is deepens as our understanding of the Three Jewels increases
  • The transmitted Dharma and realized Dharma
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.

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