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Gomchen Lamrim review: Refuge in the Three Jewels

Gomchen Lamrim review: Refuge in the Three Jewels

Part of a series of teachings on the Gomchen Lamrim by Gomchen Ngawang Drakpa. Visit Gomchen Lamrim Study Guide for a full list of contemplation points for the series.

Gomchen Lamrim 23 Review: Refuge in the Three Jewels (download)

Contemplation points

  1. What originally prompted you to take refuge? How has that changed as you’ve continued to study and practice?
  2. Consider the many qualities of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Which ones most resonate with your mind for each of them?
  3. How are the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha different from each other? Why is it essential to take refuge in all three?
  4. Consider the benefits of taking refuge. How have you seen these in your life? How would deepening refuge bring even greater benefit?
  5. Tsong Khapa said that what we reflect on is what our mind becomes absorbed in. Do you find this true in your life? Consider how directing your mind towards the qualities of the Triple Gem would transform your life and practice.
  6. On the basis of taking refuge, how has your life changed?
Venerable Thubten Chonyi

Ven. Thubten Chonyi is a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She has studied with Sravasti Abbey founder and abbess Ven. Thubten Chodron since 1996. She lives and trains at the Abbey, where she received novice ordination in 2008. She took full ordination at Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan in 2011. Ven. Chonyi regularly teaches Buddhism and meditation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane and, occasionally, in other locations as well.

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