Taking refuge

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A talk given at Sravasti Abbey in September 2006.

Why we take refuge

  • Challenging our deeply ingrained beliefs
  • Setting priorities
  • Our potential
  • What it is we take refuge in
  • How the Buddhas benefit us

Taking refuge 01 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Letting go of opinions versus true care for others
  • Having compassion for yourself
  • Difference between compassion and self-indulgence
  • Working with craving and fear

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Objects of refuge

  • Ultimate and conventional aspects of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
  • Signs and marks of a Buddha

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The qualities of the Buddha

  • Qualities of the Buddha’s speech
  • Qualities of the Buddha’s compassion
  • Qualities of the Buddha’s mind

Taking refuge 04 (download)

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