Date: Saturday, August 5th
Time: 7:00 pm PT
Bestowed by: H.E. Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche
Taking refuge is the first step on the Buddhist path to enlightenment. Refuge is a ceremony during which a person formally becomes a Buddhist and receives a Dharma name. This differs from the passive refuge one receives at an initiation.
Registration is required – please fill out this form to register for Refuge:
It is strongly recommended that those who are interested in the Refuge Ceremony take the following courses that will also be announced soon
The Significance of Refuge?
When you decide that Tibetan Buddhism is your spiritual path, it is time to take Refuge. We strongly recommend that you take this class before taking the Refuge ceremony. In this class, you will learn the true meaning of Refuge and the Three Jewels. The Refuge Ceremony will be explained so you can understand the meaning and relevance of the ceremony to you.
Recommended reading: Taking Refuge: A Teaching on Entering the Buddhist Path by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Life After Refuge?
What do you do once you have taken refuge? To help with questions like these, we will be offering a regularly scheduled “Life After Refuge” discussion group. The aim is to hold informal discussions on beginning your new spiritual path. This will be scheduled during the week following a Refuge ceremony.