Three aspects of the Tathagatagarbha with Thubten Chodron
Venerable Thubten Chodron

Three aspects of the Tathagatagarbha with Thubten Chodron

Within the realm of , the of the are not confined to esoteric doctrines and spiritual ideals but are, in fact, deeply rooted in profound insights into the nature of existence and the human condition.

One such exploration is found in an ongoing series of teachings, comprising retreats and Friday sessions, derived from the illuminating book “, , and .”

This book stands as the third volume in The Library of and series, co-authored by the and .

The series delves into the complex but spiritually rewarding concepts that form the bedrock of thought.

It challenges the notion of inherent evil in individuals and invites us to explore the potential for transformation and within each living being.

This exploration is guided by three compelling reasons core to the Tathāgatagarbha, each shedding light on the Buddha nature inherent in all:

  1. The pervasive nature of the Buddha’s bodies, enabling all beings to connect with the activities of the Buddhas.
  2. The shared of emptiness, revealing the undifferentiated nature of the of Buddhas and sentient beings, erasing the boundaries that may separate them.
  3. The presence of a transforming Buddha nature within sentient beings, capable of developing into the three Buddha bodies, representing the zenith of spiritual achievement.


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