Tonight we join Heart of Freedom w/ Doug Pullin to talk about finding true refuge. Life can be really difficult at times, and it is helpful to know where we can find true refuge. There are so many places that we are drawn to seek it like power, belief systems and ideologies, money, fame or social position, relationships, family, children, sexuality, food, drugs or alcohol. Do they really work to reduce our suffering? A way to think about refuge in spiritual practice is that we become refugees. A refugee is someone who leaves a country or homeland because life is no longer tenable there. When we take refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, we are acknowledging that a life based on habituated patterns is no longer tenable for us. We are prepared to set out into the mystery that relies on awareness, wisdom, and kindness, wherever it may lead us. You may join Doug Pullin every Thursday on FB live or on zoom at 7:30-9:00 PST for "Heart of Freedom". You can find the zoom link on the PIMC website under "open weekly groups". *For more information on classes, events and weekly meditation groups, please visit 🤍portlandinsight.org website. Or contact Doug at douglaspullin🤍gmail.com. Also visit the PIMC website "teacher" page for more information about Doug. Thank you for your practice, may it be of benefit to you and all beings!