Monthly Refuge Practice (In Person)

with Victoria Hagens & Jil Amadio

April 28th—June 23rd

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    Room: Meditation Hall

    I take refuge in the Buddha.

    I take refuge in the dharma.

    I take refuge in the sangha.

    -       The Refuge Formula

    “We take refuge in the Buddha, dharma, and sangha, which are known as the triple gem, the three precious jewels. Taking refuge is something that we have to initiate. That is why we have this ceremony. It marks the time, the day, and the place where we actually stepped onto the path. Some of you may feel that you have been Buddhists your whole life, but it's still important to declare it to yourself and others. In the refuge ceremony, we make that statement to ourselves in front of the community. Once we take refuge, on one hand we are still whoever we are; on the other hand, there is a kind of transformation.” Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


    Join Jil Amadio and Victoria Hagens, students of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, for monthly group Refuge practice. We will have two concurrent sessions taking place, one room will be dedicated to students who already do Sakyong's Refuge practice and the other will be dedicated to students doing Shamata practice.  At the end of the practice sessions, we will come together as a group to explore the meaning of Refuge. All are welcome, including those not yet ready to take Refuge vows.


    Dates and Time:

    • April 28 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
    • May 19 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
    • June 23 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


    As optional supportive preparatory reading for our discussion, please consider The Heart of the Buddha by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoch.