An introduction to the Green Tara practice.
Series: Green Tara Retreat (2015)
Part of a series of teachings given during the Green Tara Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2015. During this retreat Venerable Thubten Chodron taught from the text Precious Lamp in Praise of Bodhicitta by Khunu Rinpoche Tenzin Gyaltsen.
The unusual background of Khunu Rinpoche Tenzin Gyaltsen who is the author of the text “The Precious Lamp in Praise of Bodhicitta.”
Clarification of points from the previous day’s teachings, and the first teaching on Khunu Lama Rinpoche’s verses in praise of bodhicitta.
Teaching on Verses 5-8 from Khunu Lama Rinpoche’s “The Precious Lamp in Praise of Bodhicitta.”
The psychology of the Green Tara sadhana practice, from refuge and bodhicitta up to the mandala offering.
Review of the eight attributes of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha according to Maitreya’s “Treatise on the Sublime Continuum.”
How to hold a mind of compassion for ourselves and others when we are overwhelmed by afflictions.
Continuing the commentary on the psychology of the Tara sadhana, from making the mandala offering up till the end of the practice.
Verses 8-9 of Khunu Lama Rinpoche’s “The Precious Lamp in Praise of Bodhicitta.” The importance of equanimity as the foundation for generating bodhicitta.
Concluding the retreat with a discussion on equanimity.