Refuge Vow Ceremony
Saturday, June 5 10:00 – 1:00
$20 / FREE for Center Members
Refuge is the gateway to entering into Buddhism. In the morning session of this course, we'll explore the meaning of Buddhist refuge, the causes of going for refuge and the importance of turning to the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha). This is a wonderful opportunity, both for those new to Buddhism as well as those who have been practicing for a while, to engage in this beautiful heart practice which leads us to a more meaningful life.
In the second morning session, we will hold a formal Refuge Vow Ceremony for those who wish to take refuge vows. By participating in this beautiful ceremony, we express our commitment to seek refuge in the Three Jewels—Buddha, Dharma and Sangha—in order to liberate ourselves permanently from all fears and suffering so that we may become someone who can help others do the same.
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This course is taught by Resident Teacher Kadam Michelle Gauthier. Kadam Michelle is a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, and has been studying and practicing Buddhism for more than 25 years. She presents Buddha's teachings with beautiful clarity, warmth and sincerity, skillfully guiding people from all walks of life to find inner peace and lasting happiness.