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Contemplating the Refuge Tree 3: Delighting In Appearance

by Vajratara (2022)

In the third part of a series of talks about the 'Going for Refuge and Prostration Practice of the Buddha Shakyamuni', Vajratara introduces the appearance of the Refuge Tree itself. Who are the figures on the Refuge Tree, and who are they to us? Where am I in relation to the Refuge Tree? Vajratara talks us through the symbolism of the Refuge Tree itself as both 'presence' and 'absence'.

This is one of a series of informal talks given at a retreat for those training for ordination: a collaboration between Buddhafield and Tiratanaloka. It took place in a marquee. It is followed by question and answers. Some of the questions are inaudible, but Vajratara repeats the basic points.