The practice of Refuge characterizes the Buddhist way of life and is the foundation for all spiritual realizations.
By going for refuge to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha we make a decision to make effort to receive Buddha’s blessings, to put Dharma (Buddha’s teachings) into practice in our daily life, and sincerely to rely upon the community of pure spiritual practitioners (Sangha), thus firmly placing our feet on the path to the blissful inner peace of enlightenment.
Gen Chogden will explain the benefits of Buddhist refuge, followed by a Refuge Vow Ceremony in which participants will have the opportunity to strengthen their connection to the Buddhist path.
It is traditional to bring some small offerings of food (vegetarian items), flowers, etc.
LOCATION: KMC Maryland & World Peace Temple, 900 E Northern Pkwy, Baltimore, MD 21212