Taking refuge

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Taking refuge

Postby crandallm83 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:16 pm

I have been unable to locate a sahga where I live in NH, I am going to take refuge later this week and have a question. Can I do this alone or do I need someone ordained to guide me?

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Re: Taking refuge

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:18 pm

You could take it alone in private. There is no 'requirement' of an official ceremony (to call yourself a Buddhist), but some prefer to take the Triple Refuge with a monk or nun at a temple.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el282.html

Triple Refuge:
Buddham saranam gacchàmi
Dhammam saranam gacchàmi
Sangham saranam gacchàmi
Dutiyampi Buddham saranam gacchàmi
Dutiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchàmi
Dutiyampi Sangham saranam gacchàmi
Tatiyampi Buddham saranam gacchàmi
Tatiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchàmi
Tatiyampi Sangham saranam gacchàmi

5 precepts:
Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
Adinnadana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
Kamesu micchacara veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
Musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
Suramerayamajja pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
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Re: Taking refuge

Postby Bonsai Doug » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:40 pm

You can also take your Refuge Vows online, here: http://what-buddha-said.net/sangha/Saddhamma_Sangha.htm
Now having obtained a precious human body,
I do not have the luxury of remaining on a distracted path.

~ Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Re: Taking refuge

Postby Monkey Mind » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:00 pm

Or online here:
http://community.dhammaloka.org.au/show ... pts-Online

But you have to register for that site, and there is a small registration fee. (~$2)
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710
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