“Exploring Buddhist Prayer: Taking Refuge”

This week’s Dharma Talk is entitled “Exploring Buddhist Prayer: Taking Refuge” by Lama Kathy Wesley.

In this first in an occasional series on Buddhist Prayer, Lama Kathy reviews a prayer we all know and love: The Four-Line Refuge Prayer. Attributed to the Indian Master Atisha, this prayer sums up our motivation for Buddhist practice and invokes the idea that Buddhas are constantly present in our lives and care about who we are – and what we are becoming.