Our Sangha – Protect and Take Refuge

Excerpt from Old Path Sangha “Meditation Practice Handbook“:

The Three Refuge Vows
To take refuge in the Three Jewels is to turn to the Buddha, the Dharma, and the
Sangha for protection. The Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha are three
precious gems. To take refuge in the Buddha is to take refuge in an awakened
person who has the ability to show us the way in this life. To take refuge in the
Dharma is to take refuge in the way of understanding, love, and compassion. To
take refuge in the Sangha is to take refuge in a community that practices
according to the path of understanding, love, and compassion and lives in an
awakened way.

The Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha are present in every quarter of the
universe as well as in every person and all other species. To go for refuge to the
Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha also means to have confidence in our own
ability to be awakened, to develop and manifest understanding and love in
ourselves, and to practice the way for ourselves and for the community.

I take refuge in the Buddha,
the one who shows me the way in this life.

(bell)
I take refuge in the Dharma,
the way of understanding and love.

(bell)
I take refuge in the Sangha,
the community that lives in harmony and awareness.

About StillWaterSanghaMN

We are a community, formed with enthusiasm and joy, practicing Mindfulness and Meditation together in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. We meet on Monday nights from 7-8:30pm in a private home in Stillwater, Minnesota.
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