Taking and Creating Refuge (class), Online 1/31 - 3/14

Practice Center
Date / Time
Jan 31, 2022 / 7:30pm - Mar 14, 2022 / 9:00pm
Event Type
Classes & Extended Courses

The Zoom link to participate in the class will be provided at least 24 hours before it begins. Please call 415-354-0360 if you have any questions.

Six Mondays, 7:30 – 9 pm PT (Monday, February 21 is a holiday)

Throughout the Buddhist world taking refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha is considered a fundamental practice. As practitioners we honor our heritage and create its manifestation in the circumstances of our lives.

  • Buddha – the historical Buddha and the innate human capacity for waking up
  • Dharma – the collection of traditional teachings of Buddhism and the realizations and insights that arise as we bring awareness to our own lives
  • Sangha – traditionally the members of Buddhist orders and companionship on the path of practice

We will study how taking and creating refuge has been traditionally engaged—as an allegiance to the historical Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha; a dedication to the process of awakening with all beings; and as the expression and embodiment of refuge as courageous uprightness in the midst of the formidable challenges of our times.

The class will study and examine both traditional and contemporary teachings on these dimensions of refuge and engage mind and body practices to explore their relevance and application in daily life. Each week there will be suggested practices based on the teachings we’re studying and the opportunity to share in small groups your experiences and insights in working with those practices.

NOTE: This class is offered only for those participating in the practice period—as residents, commuters, or online.

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