Refuge and Bodhisattva Vow Ceremonies
with Suzann Duquette
November 10 / 3:00 PM - November 10 / 5:00 PM
The Refuge Vow is the traditional step of formally becoming a Buddhist by taking "refuge" in the Buddha, the dharma, and the sangha. You can learn more about taking refuge here.
Once one has taken the Refuge Vow, one can take the Bodhisattva Vow. The Bodhisattva Vow is further commitment to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. The basis of this vow is the aspiration to develop friendliness, compassion and genuine insight through the practice of the six paramitas and to undertake the view and practice of the Mahayana. More information is available here.
The Refuge Vow ceremony is a celebration that all are welcome to attend. Those taking the vow may invite family and friends to celebrate with them.
The Bodhisattva Vow ceremony is open only to those taking the Bodhisattva Vow and those who have already taken it.
Cost is for either ceremony (which includes materials) plus teacher's gift.