The first verse of the First Dalai Lama’s poem on the “Eight Dangers.”
Series: White Tara Retreat (2017)
Venerable Thubten Chodron gives a commentary to A Crown Ornament for the Wise, a hymn composed by the First Dalai Lama, that calls on Tara to protect us from the eight dangers. These teachings were given during the White Tara Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in July 2017.
Seven types of arrogance, and the second of the eight dangers, the elephant of ignorance.
How anger works and its disadvantages.
How jealousy can relate to our view of oppression and the antidotes to overcoming jealousy.
Cultivating equanimity as the basis for genuine love, compassion, and bodhicitta.
How wrong views about the law of karma and the nature of reality create create difficulties for us in life.
The “shackles of miserliness” and the “flood of attachment” that we seek Tara’s protection from.
The types of doubt and how to overcome them, and how to relate to a spiritual mentor.