Refuge Vow Study/Preparation Requirements

December 20, 2023
  1. Study Essential Instruction on Refuge and Bodhicitta, by Patrul Rinpoche.
  2. Read: The Words of My Perfect Teacher: Part Two, Chapter 1 (Refuge). Memorize the precepts of taking refuge, beginning on page 182.
  3. Read: The Uttaratantra, A Treatise on Buddha-Essence. Kenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. Part One: Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, Points on refuge
  4. History class
  5. Conduct class
  6. Shrine care class: learn how to make a butter lamp, bless shrine, and use mala and counters
  7. Four Noble Truths class (First Wheel of the Dharma)
  8. Buddha Nature class