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Refuge tree

 

 

The refuge tree of the Karma Kagyu lineage shows the Three Jewels (Buddha, his teachings, and the community of practitioners) in which every Buddhist practivioners takes refuge. In addition, it represents the Three Roots (Lama, buddhaaspects, Protectors) which are of main importance for the practitioners of the Diamond Way. The Refuge Tree is helpful for those who practice the first part of the preliminaries (tib. ngöndro), the prostrations.

 

 

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