Being Buddhist: Exploring the Refuge Vow (online)

with Gaylon Ferguson

April 6th—April 20th

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    Room: Online
    Being Buddhist
    Exploring the Refuge Vow
    with Gaylon Ferguson
    Begins April 6

    We welcome you to join Gaylon Ferguson for a three-session online course, Being Buddhist: Exploring the Refuge Vow which explores the moment in a person’s life when they decide to “be Buddhist"—formally, through the practice of taking a vow. The Refuge Vow marks the decision to commit oneself wholeheartedly to the Buddhist path and to further one’s practice and training. 

    If you are considering taking the Refuge Vow, this course will help you understand the commitment you would be making, the benefits of doing so, and whether this is the right moment for you on your spiritual path. If you have already taken the Refuge Vow, this course is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your original inspiration for taking the vow. 

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    Sessions Breakdown

    Session 1
    What is the Refuge Vow? 

    Session 2
     A personal exploration of why one would consider taking the Refuge Vow—or has already taken it. 

    Session 3
    A deeper exploration of the “three jewels” (Buddha, dharma, sangha)—a key aspect of the Refuge Vow.


    Registration is through the Shambhala Online website. Please use the REGISTER HERE link below and  enter these codes:

    Center: Philadelphia
    Revenue Share Code: 2024REFUGE50

    Price per person: $149.00

    Register here

    In the Buddhist tradition, the purpose of taking refuge is to awaken from confusion and associate oneself with wakefulness…When we take refuge, we commit ourselves to the Buddhist path.

    Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche