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refuge from the storm 

may 20-21

Cost: $ 25  | Member benefits apply

Lunch is available for $5

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Registration is requested for the in-person event

We all seek protection in something. Buddhists seek ultimate refuge in the Three Jewels - Buddha, the omniscient doctor, Sangha, the kind spiritual nurses, and Dharma, the actual medicine that cures our mental pain. Learn how to engage in the practice of refuge both in retreat and in your daily life. 


“Going for refuge is a major foundation of the Buddhist path. It signifies our determination to turn away from the endless cycle of confusion and dissatisfaction that has marked our life, and towards a saner, more wholesome way of living.”


- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. “Meaningful to Behold.”


7 - 8:30pm – How to be your own protector: What is Buddhist Refuge?


10 - 11:15am: Guided session 1

11:45 - 1pm: Guided session 2

Lunch Break 

2:30 - 3:45pm: Guided session 3

4:15 - 5:15pm: Guided Session 4


ABOUT the teacher

Gen Kelsang Tabkay is a Kadampa Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix. He has been a student of contemporary Buddhist Master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years. Gen Tabkay presents Buddhism and meditation in an accessible and clear way, dedicating himself to bringing peace into the hearts of others.