Refuge Vows 2012
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Refuge Name Interviews with Acharya Lyon are individually scheduled and will take place during the week prior to the vow ceremony.