Our vision is a world of Bodhisattvas*
* Those whose path of awakening is through serving others.
Our mission is to be a welcoming center of spiritual refuge for all, where the ancient wisdom of the Buddha comes alive in modern life through teachings, inquiry, practice, and the warmth of community (sangha).
We warmly welcome everyone with a sincere interest in going beyond the limitations that create our shared experiences of sorrow and anxiety. Our path is the path of the Bodhisattva—one of learning to drop the burdens we knowingly and unknowingly carry, the burdens that keep our hearts asleep and our minds bound to a future and a past. As Bodhisattvas-in-Training, we aspire to awaken for the benefit of all beings.
“What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.”
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Our regular practices are held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Most are available both in-person and Zoom. See our newsletter for our current schedule.
Dharma Refuge is located at Covenant United Methodist Church (2nd Floor, parking in the rear lot behind the church. Elevator off the lobby at the rear door.)
1124 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609
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