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Retreat : Going For Refuge – The Buddhist Way of Life

14th May 2022 @ 9:00 am - 15th May 2022 @ 12:15 pm

Hybrid Hybrid Event
R120.00 – R250.00

Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha are known as the Three Jewels. When we go for refuge/protection to the Three Jewels we enter into the Buddhist family. Buddha is the source of all Dharma teachings and blessings, Dharma is the realization of Buddha’s teachings, and Sangha are pure Dharma practitioners who help us with our spiritual practice.

We know from experience that the external everyday things – our jobs, relationships, possessions, status, etc. – cannot give us real security or happiness. All of these things are fleeting. In the end, they vanish completely. By going for refuge to the Three Jewels we establish protection for our mind and heart, thereby experiencing freedom and joy in the present moment and in the future.

In this Retreat, Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Mila will give teachings and guide meditations to deepen your understanding of what it means to Go for Refuge, the benefits of Refuge and how to do this formally in meditation and in your daily life, giving examples of living life the Buddhist way.

We would love to see you.

We will be using the prayer booklet Essence of Good Fortune which is available to borrow from the Meditation room during the Retreat or in our shop to purchase if you wish.

Programme of events:

Saturday 14th May

Session 1: 09h00-10h15 

Session 2: 11h15-12h30 

Session 3: 14h00-15h15

Session 4:  16h00-17h15 

Sunday 15th May

Mahayana Precepts 06h30 – 07h00 (optional ) – No charge

Session 1: 09h00-10h15 

Session 2: 11h00-12h15 

Precepts lunch for those taking Precepts 

Heart Jewel Prayers: 14:00 – 15:00

How to Join in ?

In Person at Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Center

Please arrive 15 minutes before the event starts to register and settle in.  We have a book shop to browse, water on sale, and it is helpful to bring a pen and notebook if you would like to take notes. There is secure and ample parking. 

Zoom Online option (for those who are unable to attend In Person)

Download Zoom (free). When you purchase a ticket, the Zoom url link will be on the ticket that is emailed to you. If you do not receive a ticket after you purchase, please contact epc@meditation.org.za. You don’t need to sign in to Zoom. You are also invited to ask any questions during the sessions using the Zoom Chat facility.


14th May 2022 @ 9:00 am
15th May 2022 @ 12:15 pm
R120.00 – R250.00
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Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre
073 585 2557


Gen Kelsang Mila


VKBC and Zoom Online
The Woods, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park, Randburg,
Johannesburg, 2196 South Africa
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