Tag Archives: Refuge

To a Christian Friend

For all persons entering the teachings of the Buddha, Buddha Dharma, Refuge is a necessary sacrament, but the outward ritual —while it can be helpful to our minds— is only a confirmation of an inner disposition to learn and practice … Continue reading

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Determination

Determination (pranidhana) is the voluntary undertaking of vows. Although there are various levels of vows in Dharma practice, the perfection of determination (pranidhana paramita) refers specifically to the definitive vows that Great Bodhisattvas (Mahasattvas) make upon receiving the prophecy of … Continue reading

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LOSAR Refuge Ceremony

Yesterday, at the Dallas Meditation Center’s LOSAR celebration, more than 50 Dharma students accepted Refuge for the first time, or renewed their vows! I wish to express my gratitude to the founder and director, Brother ChiSing, and the wonderful DMC … Continue reading

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