Apada -Melbourne Buddhist Centre

“I received these on my Ordination retreat as did everyone who was ordained with me.

The flame is made of pine found throughout the valley in Spain in which the retreat centre stands.

The lotus represents purity and the vajra symbolises the determination needed for this spiritual journey.

The flame represents the force needed to transform Samsara into Nirvana.

All of these were made individually for every retreatant by Aryadharma, Bodhidasa and Saddhamani so they are now scattered around the world.

All three are a very important part of how I see practice.”