Through the gateway of refuge practice we enter into Buddhism. As a result we apply effort to receive Buddha’s inspiration and help from Sangha (our spiritual friends) so that we can gain deep experience of Dharma, the pure states of mind that actually protect us from suffering. In this way we lay the foundation for real happiness here, now, and on into the future. Gradually, by following this joyful path, our mind can become a source of refuge and inspiration for others.
Join us for this special workshop, in which Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Dorje will give teachings followed by a Refuge Vow Ceremony. In this Ceremony we make a determination to rely upon Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha as our ultimate protection throughout our life. This makes our practice of Buddhism qualified, helps us to receive special blessings, and opens the door to permanent inner peace.
with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Dorje
Saturday, March 12 | 10am - 1pm
VKBC Oak Park | 13 Harrison St., Oak Park, IL 60304
Cost: $20 (Free for Members & Study Program Students)
10am - 11:30am | Teaching
12pm - 1pm | Refuge Vow Ceremony
Refuge Retreat begins at 2:30pm and you are welcome to attend if you like. More details here.