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!
Here is the proposed timetable (subject to change!)
Saturday 11th June
9.30 - 11.00 am talk by Lama Shenpen
11.30 - 12.30 pm - meditation
2.00 - 4.00 pm - Refuge and Bodhisattva vows
4.30 - 5.30 pm - permanent Mahayanagana vow and light offering at the stupa
Sunday 12th June
9.30 - 10.30 am - Talk by Lama and Mentor authorisation vows
12.00 - Long life ceremony
12.15 - 4.00 pm Feast celebration
Zoom links and other information will be sent to those who've registered nearer the time.
If you are interested in taking either the Refuge vow or Bodhisattva vow, please contact Tara at firstname.lastname@example.org@arat as soon as possible and before the 15th of April 2021
If you have any general questions email the Events Team at email@example.com@stneve