As part of our ongoing effort to be accessible to all, and to extend respect, care, and compassion, we ask that everyone who attends Dharma Refuge do their very best to refrain from using and wearing scented products.
This is a health concern for growing number of people. Individuals with chemical sensitivities (MCS), allergies and other health conditions can experience a range of symptoms that span from mild discomfort to a debilitating cascade of symptoms, all triggered by exposure to perfumes and scents.
We appreciate your support as we endeavor to ensure our center is a comfortable and supportive place of refuge for all who wish to practice and study with us. _/|\_
Some tips on how to be fragrance-free:
This is particularly important for our all-day sittings, lineage training events and day-long or multi-day programs.
If you have chemical sensitivities:
We are a center that does not use scented candles or incense.
Despite our best efforts and intentions, we can't ensure our environment will be fragrance-free at all times and we understand that levels of sensitivity and health symptoms can be quite variable. We encourage you to take any steps necessary for your own health and well-being before you attend Dharma Refuge and during your visit. If you have particular needs and concerns you wish to discuss before or after a visit, please contact Elaine, our Temple coordinator.
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Dharma Refuge meets at Covenant United Methodist Church
– second floor (elevator accessible)
1124 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609
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