The meaning of taking refuge in the Three Jewels and taking precepts. How to keep and expand one’s refuge.
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What faith means in the Buddhist context, and how to contemplate when paying homage to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
Toma de refugio en las Tres Joyas y generación de la bodhichitta.
Taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha is deepened by studying and relating to their distinguishing features and characteristics.
A short teaching on what refuge means, why we take refuge and what we’re taking refuge in from a Buddhist perspective.
The ceremony for renewing refuge and the five lay precepts, good to do twice a month as well as on Buddhist holidays.
What to do after taking refuge.
A passage from the Anguttara Nikaya which elucidates going for refuge in the Three Jewels as well as practicing the five precepts.
A passage from the Samyutta Nikaya that teaches that the way to be kind to ourselves is by avoiding non-virtue and practicing virtue.
Topics for discussion regarding taking formal refuge in the Three Jewels and the meaning and significance of taking each of the five lay precepts.