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Refuge And Bodhisattva Vows

This is a FREE event. It is traditional to make an offering to the Lama for this event. You may send your donation as an offering.
This event will be available both Online and In-person.

Refuge Vow

Until you have taken refuge, you have not committed your spiritual practice to a life direction. And once you take the refuge vow, you are recognizing that you yourself have Buddha nature and can unveil it. To do that, you need the support of a guide, (the Buddha), instructions on how to reveal your nature (the Dharma) and friends on the journey to keep you moving in the right direction (the Sangha). Taking refuge changes your life priorities and firmly plants you moving in the direction towards your Buddha nature. This is the first step as an official Buddhist on the path. While you can take it in your heart which is the most important form, you can also take it with a Buddhist master. It represents turning toward a genuine spiritual path that can be of benefit not only to ourselves but to others as well. Khentrul Rinpoche will offer this vow to those who would like to take it. Since this is the moment you recognizing yourself as part of the family of the Buddhas, you are given a new name, a refuge name which has profound meaning based on the qualities of the ultimate truth which you will work to cultivate and reveal in yourself. You can receive one in person or request one online.

Bodhisattva Vow

For those who want to know the truth of their nature, but also want everyone else to know the truth of their nature – there is the Bodhisattva Vow. This is a ceremony to commit to or to validate your choice to help all sentient beings in the 10 directions and 3 times to know their own sacred truth. It’s a commitment to help others awaken no matter what it takes, no matter how long, and no matter when it happens. It is a commitment to be here for their benefit. This is a step to cultivating the heart of love and compassion and the warrior spirit and energy that will stop at nothing to help other people see their truth.

The Bodhisattva Vow can only be taken after you have taken the Refuge Vow. In taking this vow, you move from a path of individual awakening to one of communal awakening commit to love and compassion as your path.

Schedule by Timezone:

Melbourne, Australia – SATURDAY December 09, 2023 / 07:00 PM
Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mongolia, Singapore and Taiwan – SATURDAY December 09, 2023 / 04:00 PM
Hanoi, Vietnam – SATURDAY December 09, 2023 / 03:00 PM
Romania – SATURDAY December 09, 2023 / 10:00 AM
Central Europe and South Africa – SATURDAY December 09, 2023 / 09:00 AM
Sao Paulo, Brazil – SATURDAY December 09, 2023 / 06:00 AM
East Coast USA, Toronto – SATURDAY December 09, 2023 / 03:00 AM
West Coast USA – SATURDAY December 09, 2023 / 12:00 AM

If you have taken these vows formally in the past this is a good time to renew them. If you are taking the Refuge Vow for the first time, you will be asked to request a refuge name.

The ceremony comes with a free digital book for the practice. For those that reserve a spot by the 1st of December, we may have a physical book in-person.

Questions?
If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected].

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Date

Dec 09 2023
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Time

Melbourne, Australia Timezone
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: Europe/Berlin
  • Date: Dec 09 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Location

Tibetan Buddhist Rime Institute
1584 Burwood Highway, Belgrave, Vic 3160 Australia
Category

Organizer

Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute
Phone
61 3 9754 6212
Email
[email protected]
Website
https://rimebuddhism.com

Speaker

  • Khentrul Rinpoche
    Khentrul Rinpoche
    Non-Sectarian Master of Kalachakra

    Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö is the founder and spiritual director of Dzokden. Rinpoche is the author of Unveiling Your Sacred Truth, The Great Middle Way: Clarifying the Jonang View of Other-Emptiness, A Happier Life, and The Hidden Treasure of the Profound Path.

    Rinpoche spent the first 20 years of his life herding yak and chanting mantras on the plateaus of Tibet. Inspired by the bodhisattvas, he left his family to study in a variety of monasteries under the guidance of over twenty-five masters in all the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Due to his non-sectarian approach, he earned himself the title of Rimé (unbiased) Master and was identified as the reincarnation of the famous Kalachakra Master Ngawang Chözin Gyatso. While at the core of his teachings is the recognition that there is great value in the diversity of all spiritual traditions found in this world; he focuses on the Jonang-Shambhala tradition. Kalachakra (wheel of time) teachings contain profound methods to harmonize our external environment with the inner world of body and mind, ultimately bringing about the golden age of peace and harmony (dzokden).

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