Chenrezig Institute Event Calendar
Teaching and Refuge Ceremony with Geshe Tsultrim
19 September @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm AEST
Learn about refuge and then take refuge with our precious teacher Geshe Tsultrim
‘To take refuge means “to rely upon.” We rely upon the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha – they are a savior, a liberator. We do not rely upon the Buddha image but upon the buddha-nature. You put the essence of this inside your heart. That way you become Buddha, you become Dharma, you become Sangha.’ Lama Yeshe
Students attending Geshela’s regular teachings have requested that he offer Refuge. In Buddhism, Refuge is a ceremony, a commitment, and a statement of faith. Many regard it as a conferring of the state of being a Buddhist. The rituals of the ceremony may vary slightly according to the teacher, but the core element is the practitioner’s commitment to seeking liberation from suffering.
Those attending will have the opportunity to make a khatag offering to Geshela at the end of the ceremony.
Note: The Refuge Ceremony is part of the usual Sunday morning teaching – coming at the end. Although the teaching itself will be online through Zoom, only those present in the gompa will be able to take Refuge with Geshela. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are taking refuge for the first time so we can prepare materials for you.
Geshe Phuntsok Tsultrim is immensely popular for the warm and approachable way in which he presents the Dharma and inspires our community. He became a monk at Sera Je Monastery in India, where he was awarded his Geshe degree (the equivalent of a doctorate in Buddhist studies) in 2005. He began teaching at Chenrezig Institute in 2014 after being chosen for our community by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. He teaches in Tibetan with the help of his professional translator, Ven. Kartson.
Geshe Tsultrim has a warm hearted, caring and practical approach to teaching Dharma. He has been the resident Geshe at Chenrezig Institute since 2014. Since then he has taught Dharma from both the Gompa and by the example he sets outside of the Gompa.
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We are required to ask people wishing to attend to register – Covid number limits will apply.
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