Refuge – The wisdom of Going for refuge to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Ultimate Protection that surpasses the ordinary.

An opportunity to learn about the beautiful practice of Buddhist Refuge with an optional opportunity to take refuge vows and enter Buddhism

POSTPONED | £ 10am – 1pm | 12 or £7 concession | Free to members

Online & In person at Kadampa Meditation Centre, Cityside Retail Park Belfast

Teaching and guidance from Kadampa Buddhist Nun Gen Chitta

We live in turbulent times and it can feel like we have no protection from the turmoil around us. We try to cope with our anxiety and stress but, if we’re honest, many of the ways we try to protect ourselves don’t really do the job. This experience is not new. Buddha taught 2,500 years ago that human life is full of suffering that we cannot prevent through external maneuvering. To help us find real protection, he taught the practice of refuge—a method to develop lasting peace of mind. Come learn to protect yourself from anger, stress, and worry, and gradually develop a stable and lasting experience of inner peace.

Session 1 – 10am – 11:15am – Prayers, Teaching and Meditation – Introduction

Session 2 – 11:45am – 1pm – Prayers, Teaching and Meditation – Going Deeper

Optional Prayer practices

Mahayana Refuge Vow Ceremony 2pm – 3pm

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja with Tsog Offering 4pm – 5pm

Limited in person attendance is allowed under current NI Executive guidance. It is permitted to attend a place of worship for an act of worship or for the practice of a belief.