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Take Formal Refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, Renew your Vows or Witness the Ceremony

With Lama Palden

online via zoom

The Refuge Ceremony goes back to the time of the Buddha. It is a ceremony where we formally make a vow to turn our body, speech and mind towards awakening, towards our true nature or Buddha Nature. The Refuge Ceremony gives us a space to formally set our intention and commitment to turn toward awakening and rely on the path of teachings and practices embodied in the lineages of the Buddha. The vow enters your mindstream to serve as a strong reminder of what you most value, sending you back to what truly helps when the going gets rough and you are tempted away from living your deepest values.

All are welcome  –  witness and support those taking refuge for the first time as well as those renewing their vows.

Cost: Suggested donation is a sliding scale $25 – $108, which includes dana for the center and for Lama Palden. If you would like to make a lower donation, please email us with your request.

Registration and Deadline: Registration is required.  The deadline for registration is Wednesday, June 17 at 5 pm. No registrations will be accepted after that time.


Teacher: Lama Palden Drolma founded Sukhasiddhi Foundation in 1996, developing its curriculum and teaching virtually all classes, retreats and programs for many years as Resident Lama.  Retiring from that role in 2019, Lama Palden is now Senior Lama of Sukhasiddhi Foundation, teaching the advanced programs. She completed the Tibetan Buddhist three-year retreat in the Shangpa and Kagyu lineages under the previous Kalu Rinpoche’s guidance in 1985. In 1986 she became one of the first women to be authorized as a lama in the Buddhist tradition. In addition to Kalu Rinpoche, she has studied with many of the great Tibetan masters from all lineages. Her book, Love On Every Breath, released in 2019, shares with modern readers a 1000-year-old meditation that opens the heart and transforms suffering into love and healing. Lama Palden is currently living in Portugal.



June 20
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Online via Zoom