Buddhist Vow Ceremony
with Richard John
October 4 / 5:00 PM - October 4 / 7:00 PM
The refuge vow dates back to the Buddha. Wetake refuge in the Buddha as inspiration, in the Dharma as a guide in the journey of awakening, and in the sangha as a protector, in the sense that we bind ourselves to a community without becoming trapped in the security of conformism. By taking refuge, a person becomes a Buddhist. Taking refuge is not a commitment to a particular master, but to Buddhism in general. A daily refuge practice follows the ceremony of refuge.
Having taken refuge, a person may eventually wish to go one step further to include the happiness and welfare of all beings in their journey. Taking the bodhisattva vow is to embark on the path of Mahayana. The daily practice of taking refuge continues, followed by the practice of the Bodhisattva vow.
IMPORTANT : program will take place in English with French translation
PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CONDITION : will occur only if pandemic circumstances allow for the acharya to travel to Montreal
Acharya Richard John
An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard was appointed acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, and has for many years taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in the US, Canada and Mexico.
Please consult our COVID measures prior to visiting to the Centre.