Weekend City Retreat: Taking Refuge. Oct 4-5, 2014

posted Aug 22, 2014, 4:59 PM by Dharma Ocean Portland   [ updated Oct 1, 2014, 8:36 AM ]
Registration is open for our upcoming weekend, Oct. 4-5.  I hope you'll consider joining us for all or part of the weekend.

The topic of discussion will be "taking refuge."  Specifically, what does "taking refuge" mean as an activity/attitude, and why is it important on the spiritual path?  What conditions lead us to do it?  What are we vowing to turn our allegiance to when we take a refuge vow?

Attendance at the full weekend is recommended, but partial attendance is acceptable for whole sessions: talks will be sequential, of course. We'll practice plenty, have some discussion, and have a chance to mingle during breaks and lunch.   We will have a Refuge Vow Ceremony on Sunday afternoon for students who have requested vows. 

Please write portland@dharmaocean.org for details.