Refuge and Bodhicitta Vow, with Lama Tsering
To begin the year with the right motivation, on January 1st, 2021, Lama Tsering will give the vows of Refuge and Bodhicitta, at 9 am, on-line. This event can only be watched live. There will be no recording.
In the vow of Refuge, one formally commits to following the teachings of the Buddha, taking refuge in the Three Jewels (the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha). In the Bodhicitta vow, one makes the commitment to work for the benefit of all beings and to minimise their suffering.
By making this commitment, the practitioner makes a firm decision to train their own mind, avoiding negativity and committing to practice virtue until all beings attain Enlightenment.
Those who have taken these vows previously are invited to renew them.
When participating in the ceremony, it is traditional to make an offering, as it’s important that this gesture happens together with your vows. Like when you propose to someone, you offer them an engagement ring, when you take vows, you make a symbolic offering - this could be directed to the Lama, the Temple or for the benefit of people experiencing difficulties, as you prefer. It doesn’t matter the object or the value offered, but the sincerity with which it is offered in order to create interdependence with your vows.
January 1st, 2021
9h Refuge Vow
When registration is completed, you will receive an email with a link to the on-line transmission of the event and a tutorial on how to use ZOOM. If you do not receive the message, check your spam box. Please do not share the link to the broadcast with people not registered for the event.
The vows will be given in English and translated simultaneously into Portuguese, Spanish and French.