Online Refuge Vow Preparation Class

with Shastri Charlotte Linde

December 15th (2018)

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    Room: Offsite

    In the Buddhist tradition, the purpose of taking refuge is to awaken from confusion and associate oneself with wakefulness… When we take refuge, we commit ourselves to the Buddhist path.
    —Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    The Refuge Vow marks the decision to commit oneself wholeheartedly to the Buddhist path and to further one’s practice and training in this way. It is the formal commitment to being a Buddhist, following the example of the Buddha Shakyamuni, his teachings (the dharma) and joining the community (sangha) of fellow practitioners. 

    The Refuge Vow will be offered during the Winter Weekthun at the Berkeley Shambhala Center. During the weekthun, talks regarding taking Refuge will be included on December 30 and 31.  This on-line class is offered as an additional option for preparing for the Refuge Vow, both for people who will not be attending the weekthun on those days, and for anyone else who is interested.

    Who is this class for?
    This class is for anyone who wishes to take the refuge vow, who is considering whether to take it, or who is simply interested in exploring in this step on the path.

    There is no cost to attend this online class.

    Please pre-register online in advance of the class in order to receive the login information. A zoom link and instructions will be emailed to registered participants on the morning of the class, December 15th.