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11.34 Padmasambhava Refuge Tree [2]

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The Refuge Tree is a symbol of the highest ideals of Buddhism, a traditional image in the Tibetan tradition that takes different forms in different schools. On the refuge tree are formal teachers and sages from Buddhism's history.

Out of the depths of a clear blue sky emerges a beautiful tree of white lotus flowers. On the tree are many figures - historical, mythical and transcendental - each a teacher of Enlightenment. This is the Refuge Tree: a compelling image which, in its many different forms, has inspired Buddhists for centuries.

These teachers, each in their own way, have all changed the world for the better, playing a part in the creation of the rich Buddhist tradition we know today. Most significantly, however, the Refuge Tree is the focus of a transforming meditation practice. By engaging with this symbol of what we most deeply care about, we can bring ourselves closer to our goal of Enlightenment for the sake of all beings.

In the center of this Refuge Tree we see of Guru Padmasambhava together with his consort Yeshe Tsogyal [ye shes mtsho rgyal - ཡེ་ཤེས་མཚོ་རྒྱལ].

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Measurements: 17.3 x 39.2" | 44 x 99.5 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal
Color: Color Version
Material: Natural Stone Colors
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