Brief notes on refuge and bodhicitta. Szczecin, 2009

James Low

“Brief notes on refuge and bodhicitta” are taken from teachings given at the Drzewo Życia Centre, Szczecin, Poland, 7-8 May 2009

Translated and transcribed by Bartek Czajkowski
Edited by Sarah Allen and James Low

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in German by Petra Niehaus

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Extract
life-of-buddha-58In buddhism our practice begins with taking refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, in the one who is awakened, in his teachings and in his awakening followers. The need for a refuge from the underlying instability of our current situation becomes clearer when we reflect, “My life is not the way I want it to be. I encounter difficulties and problems that I don’t know what to do with.”  In that moment we face both our own incompetence, our own lack, as well as the power of the world.