Episode Description: John Dunne describes the importance of ritual. In addition to providing us with a supportive structure, it also imbues us with trust in our own capacity for fundamental happiness. In the conventional sense, we are taking refuge in our community and its leaders, the buddhist teachings, and Shakamuni, but in the ultimate sense we are really taking refuge in the nature of our own mind. Dunne goes on to examine duality in the context of perception and intersubjectivity. We don’t really perceive objects in the world themselves, he tells us. What really appears to us is nothing other than mind, and our sense of self is intimately bound up in our apprehensions.
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