Refuge Tree

The Refuge Tree, also known as the ‘Field of Merit,’ is largely used as a mnemonic device to visualize the different lineages, teachings, the right order of transmissions, and their genealogical chart. This sort of mind mapping is very essential during the Vajrayana practices. The practitioners also use it to visualize their chain of devotion, merit, obligation, and protection. The paintings have a tree with various branches for various deities and masters.