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Levels of Going for Refuge

by Sangharakshita

Previously unreleased, this important lecture introduces and explores further Sangharakshita's distinctive and visionary ideas on the subject of Going For Refuge, drawing out the real meaning of this central act of the Buddhist life.

Poor original recording.

Talk given in 1978.

Tracks (click play to listen)

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1. Reminiscing on Going for Refuge (24:15) 
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2. Reciting the Refuges versus Going for Refuge; a heartfelt response - hearing the Dharma (15:43) 
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3. The conversion of Ananda; King Ajatashatru and 'seeing the Sangha' (15:36) 
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4. Cultural Going for Refuge (10:01) 
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5. Provisional Going for Refuge; Effective Going for Refuge (3:26) 
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6. Two aspects of Effective Going for Refuge: general and specific; the esoteric refuges: Guru, Deva, Dakini (15:02) 
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7. Real Going for Refuge; Ultimate Going for Refuge (3:40) 
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8. Cosmic Going for Refuge (3:39) 


Total running time: 1:31:22

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