Article appeared in Awaken Magazine, Singapore (Issue 51), Sept-Dec 2021
By: Susan M. Griffith-Jones
Ms Susan Griffith- Jones started practising Vajrayana Buddhism some 20 years ago. Since then, her appreciation of the Triple Gem has evolved with the ebb and flow of life and her increasing self- awareness.
Back in 2001, her teacher, His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, gave her an initiation into the path of Vajrayana Buddhism.According to Ms Griffith- Jones, the focus of refuge in this particular practice was to first dissolve all impure views into the Dharmadhatu (sphere of Absolute Reality — emptiness). Then, from that state, she was to visualise a pure land at the centre, where her teacher sat on a lion throne.