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In this teaching, Yangsi Rinpoche invites us to think about the ultimate refuge, the Dharma. We are invited to consider ways to using our current karmic reality as an opportunity to meditate on emptiness. Rinpoche discusses the irony of our strong aspiration to try to create ideal conditions for retreat, even as we miss the opportunities to use the reality of our daily lives to identify our ego grasping mind and meditate.