"Be a lamp onto yourself, be a refuge onto yourself." —Buddha
Once or twice a year we offer a Refuge Vows at Dharma Refuge. Our last Refuge Ceremony was January 25, 2017. If you would like to inquire about our next ceremony, express your interest in participating, or if you have questions about the vow please email Marsha our Sangha Administrator.
Below is a letter from our local teacher Sue Kochan, explaining the ceremony, the meaning of Refuge and answering common questions from the sangha about taking these vows.
Each Ceremony begins at 7:00 pm and includes a brief period of meditation and a Dharma talk by Sue about the Refuge Vow. We encourage those taking the vow to invite family and friends to share in your experience.
When we go for Refuge we seek to live within the biggest intentions and aspirations we have for our lives.
Going for Refuge isn't something we do once. It's a lifelong dedicated inquiry into understanding what actually causes happiness and unhappiness, and what leads to freedom.
A naturalness of being replaces the angst of living we experience when our "true" Refuge is obcured.
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