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An Overview of the Refuge Tree

by Vajragupta (m) (2022)

Marking the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Triratna Buddhist Community, Vajragupta gives a simple overview and introduction of the Triratna Refuge Tree.

This is a rich image, full of inspiring figures from the Buddhist tradition. This talk, however, looks not so much at the individual figures, but how the tree is "structured" and how this symbolizes and embodies key principles behind Sangharakshita's creation of Triratna and its place in the Buddhist tradition.

Examples of this include the centrality of the Buddha, understanding the unity of the Buddhist tradition, seeing its full breadth and depth, and the centrality of Going for Refuge. A talk that can help understand what's distinctive about Triratna's approach to the Dharma and Buddhism.