The refuge ceremony is a formal commitment made by practitioners of their confidence in the Three Jewels of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. While we take refuge individually prior to meditation practice, this formal vow is a public expression, generally celebrated in front of family, friends, and the KCC community. Anyone who is interested in attending the refuge ceremony is welcome.
Planning to Take Refuge
If you are taking refuge for the first time, it is helpful for Lama Michael to know in advance of the refuge ceremony, though not absolutely necessary. In addition, it helps him to have the spelling of your name, as you would like it to appear on the certificate given at refuge.
It is appropriate to invite friends and family to witness this ceremony.
See Refuge Vow for more information about taking refuge.
Refer to the KCC calendar for the date of the next refuge ceremony