Refuge Vow Preparatory Class
with Thomas Gaylord & Marcia Oberg
In the Buddhist tradition, the purpose of taking refuge is to awaken from confusion and associate oneself with wakefulness. Taking refuge is a matter of commitment and acceptance and, at the same time, of openness and freedom. By taking the refuge vow we commit ourselves to freedom.
-- Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
This class is not mandatory for taking the refuge vow, which will be offered by Acharya Richard John at Seattle Shambhala Center on Sunday, October 13, but it is highly encouraged for participants to take this class if at all possible. You are welcome to join the class whether or not you decide to take the vow.
Copies of The Refuge Vow: A Sourcebook, which this class will be based on, will be available for purchase ($22) at the first class.
Prerequisites: This program is open to everyone.
Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle.
Registration: Please register online in advance, whether you are paying at that time or at a later date. This will allow you to receive any pre-class information and helps us to plan for the program.
Payment Options: You may pay online by credit or debit card through PayPal (it is not necessary to have a PayPal account) or by mailing a check to the Center. If you plan to mail a check, please note this in the comment field of the online registration form. Your place in the program is guaranteed when payment is received.
Generosity Policy: We are committed to making it possible for everyone to participate in our programs regardless of financial circumstances. Please see our Program Policies and FAQs page for more information.