Hello from Saraha, and thanks for visiting my fundraising page - I'm raising funds for a new and very special painting of the FWBO's Refuge Tree, to be painted by my friend Chintamani.
For those interested, the Refuge Tree of the FWBO was created by Urgyen Sangharakshita and shows the primary sources of inspiration we draw upon in the Western Buddhist Order and FWBO.
Altogether there are 44 figures on the Tree, in the following arrangement -
Archetypal Buddhas - Vajrasattva
Amitabha, Ratnasambhava, Vairochana, Amoghasiddhi, Akshobhya
Teachers of the Past –
From India: Nagarjuna Asanga, Vasubandhu, Shantideva, Buddhaghosa
From Tibert: Milarepa Atisha, Padmasambhava, Tsong Khapa
From China: Huey Nung, Chih I, Hsuan Tsang
From Japan: Hakuin, Kukai, Dogen, Shinran
The Sutra-Treasure - All the scriptures of all the schools of Buddhism
The Bodhisattvas - Manjusri, Vajrapani, Avalokitesvara, Aryatara, Kshitigarbha
The Buddhas of the Three Times - SHAKYAMUNI, Dipankara, Maitreya
The Disciples of the Buddha - Maudgalyayana, Ananda, Sariputra, Dhammadinna, Kasyapa
Sangharakshita and his Teachers - Dudjom Rimpoche, Jamyang Khyentse Rimpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche, Chetul Sangye Dorje, Kachu Rimpoche, Dhardo Rimpoche, Yogi Chen, Urgyen Sangharakshita, Ven. Jagdish Kashyap
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