Refuge Vows 2012

with Acharya Allyn Lyon

November 25th (2012)

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    Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room

    Taking Refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha (also known as the Precious Three Jewels), is a ceremony where one formally becomes a Buddhist. By taking refuge, we commit ourselves to freedom. Having exhausted our strategies of distraction, denial, and escapism, we find that learning to experience reality directly through the path of meditation is a life-affirming choice.

    "The discipline of choicelessness...is based on a sympathetic attitude toward our situation. To work on ourselves is really only possible when there are no sidetracks, no exits." Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche

    Taking Refuge Vows is making a formal commitment to follow the path of the Buddha in one's life—becoming a Buddhist.

    If you wish to take Refuge Vows, please contact Marilyn Moore, SMCLA Practice Coordinator at marilyn.moore108@gmail.com. Refuge Name Interviews with Acharya Lyon are individually scheduled and will take place during the week prior to the vow ceremony.