Mahayana Refuge Ceremony

Tuesday, 2 April 7:00pm - 9:00pm iCal | Google Calendar

4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

Mahayana Refuge Ceremony
During this special event, practitioners have the opportunity to take the vows of Mahayana Refuge, promising to turn to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, the three precious jewels of Buddhism, as their ultimate source of refuge and protection. To do so means to apply effort to receive Buddha’s inspiration and help from our spiritual friends so that we can gain deep experience of Dharma, the pure states of mind that actually protect us from suffering.

Gen Rigpa will give a brief talk explaining the meaning of taking Refuge Vows, which will be followed by a beautiful practice of chanted prayers and the taking of the vows. You may wish to bring a small offering of food or drink for the ceremony.

Mahayana Refuge Ceremony
Tue, April 2 | 7:00-9:00pm
What to expect:
-A brief talk with Gen Rigpa explaining the meaning of taking Refuge Vows
-A beautiful practice of chanted prayers and the taking of the Mahayana vows
-You may wish to bring a small offering of food or drink for the ceremony

COST: $15 | Free for Supporting Members

**Please arrive 15 minutes before class for registration and to get settled in the meditation hall. Once the 1st meditation has started, you will need to wait outside in the community room where there is a video broadcast before you can join the class. This to ensure that everyone has a positive meditation experience. Thank you for your kind understanding!

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About the teacher
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Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Resident Teacher and Western US National Spiritual Director. Gen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk, the Western US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at KMC-Hollywood. He is a close disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, having received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him. Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice. Through his clear presentation, he is able to help student discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.

  • Tuesday, 2 April
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood
  • 4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
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