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.

    Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →