Refuge Ceremony - Easter 2017

9:30am 16 April 2017 -

Cost: £0.00

Venue: Samye Ling

On Easter Sunday, Lama Rinpoche will conduct a Refuge Ceremony for anyone who wishes to become a Buddhist.  Some explanation about the meaning of refuge and the format of the ceremony will be given on Sunday morning.

To allow us to know how many people will be taking part please register for the Ceremony by emailing

As the accommodation (except camping) is full for the very popular Easter Retreat if you require lunch following the Refuge Ceremony please book with the Visitor's Reception using the above email address.

9.30am    - Talk on Refuge with Gelongma Lhamo
11.00am  - Refuge Ceremony with Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

It is advised to at least bring a Kata (traditional silk scarf) to offer, which are available from the Samye Ling Shop.

A talk entitled The Meaning of Taking Refuge by Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche is available on the Samye Ling Teaching Archive. 
To read it please click here.

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The Buddhist principle is to be everybody's friend, not to have any enemy.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Only the impossible is worth doing.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
Chamgon Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
Jetsun Milarepa
It doesn’t matter whatever comes, stop judging and it won’t bother you.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Whatever obstacles arise, if you deal with them through kindness without trying to escape then you have real freedom.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
To tame ourselves is the only way we can change and improve the world.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Strive always to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
Chamgon Kentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Wherever and whenever we can, we should develop compassion at once.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Reminding ourselves of how others suffer and mentally putting ourselves in their place, will help awaken our compassion.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche