Program Details

Refuge Vow Ceremony


with Judith Simmer-Brown
October 6 / 2:00 PM - October 6 / 5:00 PM

“In the Buddhist tradition, 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


The refuge vow is the ancient, traditional ceremony of becoming a Buddhist. It is a turning point in one’s life, and is both a proclamation and a celebration.


It is recommended to take the Refuge Vow Class prior to taking the refuge vow. For more information on the class, click here.


If you wish to take the vow, please have your meditation instructor send a written recommendation to the Office of Practice and Education at [email protected].


There is a materials fee for those taking the vow.


Participants are required to arrive at 2pm for rehearsal, but the vow ceremony will begin at 3pm. Guests do not need to arrive at 2pm, but should be here and settled for the ceremony at 3pm.

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