The Three Jewels

with Teri Rowe

November 6th—November 20th

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  • $30 Suggested Contribution

In the Buddhist tradition, the purpose of taking refuge is to awaken from confusion and associate oneself with wakefulness. Taking refuge is a matter of commitment and acceptance and, at the same time, of openness and freedom. - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

This program explores what it means to take refuge in the three jewels and to become a Buddhist.  It is open to anyone who is curious and interested in exploring the topic of refuge, including those who are not at the point of making a formal commitment.  However, it is an essential step for those who are preparing to take refuge.

The refuge vow marks the decision to commit oneself wholeheartedly to the Buddhist path and to further one's practice and training.  It is a formal commitment to being a Buddhist, following the example of Buddha Shakyamuni, his teachings (the dharma), and joining the community (sangha) of fellow practitioners.

Refuge Source Book is $25.00 and will be available at the program if you preregister before 10/10.

To support the work of Open Sky, we suggest a contribution to help cover program expenses, rent and overall maintenance and are happy to accept an offering in any amount that you can afford, either above or below the suggested level. Your financial contribution is not necessary in order to participate in programs, classes or public meditation sessions. Open Sky is 100% volunteer operated and all donations, payments and fees are used to pay center expenses and provide funding for our Generosity Policy.