A teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at a refuge ceremony at Kopan.
Each time we generate a realization in our mind, we have received a blessing
Guru Shakyamuni appears in various forms and aspects to guide sentient beings, according to their level of mind
Detailed instructions on the refuge preliminary practice, compiled and edited by Ven. Thubten Wongmo
Teachings prior to a refuge ceremony on topics including the suffering nature of samsara, refuge practice and precepts
Teachings given during a refuge ceremony. Topics include the motivation for refuge and the benefits of taking vows.
Mahayana refuge has three causes - fear, faith and compassion