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Embodying the qualities of Tara

Embodying the qualities of Tara

An online talk and guided meditation hosted by the Contemplative Consciousness Network. You can watch the talk and guided meditation in Russian here and here.

  • Recognizing the self-centered thought and self-grasping ignorance
  • Commentary on “Requesting Protection from the Eight Dangers” by the First Dalai Lama
    • The lion of conceit
    • The elephant of ignorance
    • The fire of anger
    • The snake of jealousy
    • The thieves of wrong views
    • The chain of miserliness
    • The flood of attachment
    • The demon of doubt
  • Questions and answers
    • Making a bad decision versus not making a decision
    • Dealing with low self-esteem

A short guided meditation on Green Tara that followed the talk:

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.