Taking refuge in the three jewels is a strict prerequisite for any kind of relationship with the Buddhist teachings. The objects of refuge are the: Buddha, Dharma & Sangha (also known as the precious triple gem) grant protection to the spiritual seeker. The refuge ceremony is when one “officially” becomes Buddhist. The act of taking refuge is a declaration of one’s intention to follow the Buddhist path. The format will consist of two teachings sessions each preceded by 15 minute meditation sessions, and ending with the refuge ceremony. As part of the refuge ceremony one is also given a new refuge name. No fees but dana to the teacher is suggested.
Instructor: Lama Chuck Stanford
Dates & Times: One Session; Sunday, May 3rd, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
(potluck, please bring dish to share)
Class Fee: No fees, but dana (donation) to the teacher suggested.