The New Kadampa Tradition is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist meditation centers that follow the Kadampa Buddhist tradition founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
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Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with Verse 7. Watch the other videos here.
Locked up in the prison of their own patterning
Whom can ordinary gods protect?
Who can you count on for refuge?
Go for refuge in the Three Jewels — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.
1. What do you take refuge in and why? That is, when things get difficult, what, really, do you rely on?
2. What challenges do you face in letting go of your habitual refuge and relying on your own experience?