Vows Weekend

Hermitage of the Awakened Heart, North Wales & online

An event for all.

This weekend is a powerful moment in the annual calendar when we come together to witness people taking steps of deepening commitment to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. It is a time when those students who have prepared in advance take Refuge and Bodhisattva vows. We also celebrate people taking vows of entry into the Mahayanagana and Shrimalagana - the circle of committed students within the Awakened Heart Sangha. This event is open to all and we especially welcome relatives and friends of vow takers to join us at the ceremony. Anyone who has taken Refuge or Bodhisattva vow before may wish to be present to witness the ceremony as a way of renewing their vows. Although everyone is welcome, it is an event that has quite a full programme of liturgy and ritual and therefore it may not be everyone's cup of tea!   

Timetable for 2022 Vows Weekend

10-12 June 2022

Friday 10th June

6pm Supper
7pm -  Welcome (Lama Shenpen) and Practicalities
7.30pm - Evening Prayers       Liturgy (pg. 22)

Saturday 11th June

7.00 - 8.00 Morning Prayers      Liturgy (pg.14)
9.15  - Welcome and practicalities
9.30 - 10 - Introduction from Lama Shenpen
10.00 - 11.00 Refuge vows    Liturgy (C-1)
11.00 - 11.30 - Break
11.30 - 12.30 Bodhisattva Vows    Liturgy (C-8)
12.30 - 3.00 Lunch break
3.00 - 4.30 – Permanent MYG/SMG vows and Light offering at the stupa   Liturgy ( E 42)
7.30 - 8.30 - Evening Prayers       Liturgy (pg. 22)

Sunday 12th June

7.00 - 8.00 Morning Prayers       Liturgy (pg.14)
9.30 - 10.30 - Teaching from Lama Shenpen and Mentor Vows
12.00  - Long Life Ceremony    Liturgy
12.15 - 4 - Feast Celebration     Liturgy (B 1-17)    Sign-up here to offer entertainment for the feast!

If you have any general questions email the Events Team at riragf@nuf.bet.hxku.gro.sha@stneve