Lama Zopa Rinpoche explained that the Buddha guides us by revealing the teachings and leading us to practice Dharma, in this excerpt from the 13th Kopan Course.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains why there is an urgent need for refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha in this teaching excerpt from the 36th Kopan Meditation Course.
A teaching by Lama Yeshe on refuge, the five lay precepts, the bodhisattva vows and more. This was one of Lama's last teachings before he passed away.
A teaching on refuge by having confidence and trust in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
A teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at a refuge ceremony at Kopan.
Lama Yeshe explains why it is worthwhile to take refuge in that which can truly liberate us—the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
A talk by Lama Yeshe at a refuge ceremony in Madrid, Spain.
Each time we generate a realization in our mind, we have received a blessing
How Guru Shakyamuni guides sentient beings.
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
Lama Zopa Rinpoche summarizes the benefits of taking refuge