REFUGE VOW CEREMONY
with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
“In the Buddhist tradition, 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.” – Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche
The Refuge Vow is the ancient, traditional ceremony of becoming a Buddhist. It is a turning point in one’s life, and is both a proclamation and a celebration.