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
Clarifying the meaning of refuge, as the first step on the Buddhist path