Program Details

The Three Jewels

with Tom Berthoff & Judith Robison
January 15 / 7:00 PM - January 29 / 9:00 PM

In the Buddhist tradition, the purpose of taking refuge is to awaken from confusion and associate oneself with wakefulness. Taking refuge is a matter of commitment and acceptance and, at the same time, of openness and freedom. By taking the refuge vow we commit ourselves to freedom" - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

This class presents the essence of the “Three Jewels”, in which all Buddhists take refuge - the Buddha as our example, the Dharma as the path, and the Sangha as the community of fellow practitioners -- -- and explores the meaning of making this commitment to follow the Buddhist Path.

The Refuge Vow marks the student's formal decision to become a Buddhist.

This course is an opportunity to explore what it means to take that step. It examines what it means to take refuge in each of the Three Jewels.

This class is a recommended for those taking Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows with Acharya Eric Spiegel.

(Becoming a Shambhala Person: including the Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows - February 1st - February 3rd (2013)

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