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Refuge in the Three Jewels

Refuge in the Three Jewels

A multi-part course based on Open Heart, Clear Mind given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day from April 2007 to December 2008. You can also study the book in depth through the Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) online learning program.

  • Refuge: taking the safe direction in our life
  • Why Buddha became reliable guide on the path to happiness
  • Dharma: the greatest protector in our mind
  • People understanding Dharma become the Sangha

Open Heart, Clear Mind 13: Refuge in the Three Jewels (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.