Refuge Vow
with Acharya Dale Asrael

Sat January 7th: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PMSun January 8th: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $108 Individual Price (* $40.00 Material Fee included in each price.)


“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


New - Schedule modification

  • Saturday 2-5                 Talk on Refuge by Acharya Asrael (incl. practice & questions)
  • Saturday 5-6:30 or 7pm Interviews for everyone who will be taking the vow
  • Sunday 2-5                    Refuge Ceremony and Celebration


The Refuge Vow is the ancient, traditional ceremony of becoming Buddhist.  It is a turning point in one’s life, a proclamation and celebration.

People wishing to take the Refuge Vow need the written recommendation of their Meditation Instructor.  Refuge Vow participants will need to attend the talk on Saturday, January 7 from 2-5pm, followed by interviews with Acharya Asrael (from 5-7pm). The Refuge Vow ceremony will take place on Sunday, January 8, at 2pm.

Friends and family are warmly welcomed to witness this event, and to gather afterward for a reception.

        Schedule for those taking the Refuge Vow

  • Saturday 2-5pm    Talk on Refuge Vow by Acharya Asrael
  • Saturday 5-7         Interviews with Acharya Asrael for those taking the refuge vow
  • Sunday at 2pm      Refuge Vow Ceremony immediately followed by a celebration

At the vow ceremony on Sunday afternoon, participants will receive a practice text called 'The Practice of Taking Refuge: Arousing the Motivation for True Freedom from Samsara'.

Note: There is a $40 material's fee for the Refuge Vow Ceremony

Follow-up meeting: Acharya Asrael has tentatively scheduled a follow-up meeting with those taking refuge for Friday January 13 from 6-8pm at the Boulder Shambhala Center.

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