Start Time
December 9, 2022
Start: TBD
7:00 pm
PDT
PST
End Time
December 9, 2022
End: TBD
9:00 pm
PDT
PST
Long Beach
3500 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Teacher / Translator

Geshe Phuntsok Gyeltsen
Resident Teacher

Event Description

Our resident teacher, Geshe Phuntsok Gyeltsen, will be giving refuge vows to new students who wish to incorporate the Dharma into their lives.  Students who are interested in renewing their vows are also welcomed.

In addition to taking refuge in the Three Jewels, there are precepts which one takes.  Depending on the teacher, you can take to one or more of these precepts or to all of them.

The vows are:

  1. Killing;
  2. Taking what has not been given;
  3. Sexual misconduct;
  4. Telling lies;
  5. Drinking alcohol.

In addition to the refuge ceremony, Geshe Phuntsok will explain more on the Nyung Ne retreat which will start the following day and end on Monday morning. You can check out our link regarding the requirements to do the retreat, but those who do not qualify are still welcomed to stay and listen to the instructions.

For more information about taking the refuge as a Buddhist, you can click on the following information:

https://fpmt.org/mandala/archives/mandala-issues-for-2006/june/which-vows-are-which-a-beginners-guide/

https://www.lionsroar.com/the-decision-to-become-a-buddhist/