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The Three Jewels - Introduction to Buddhism with Lama Zangmo

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Teacher: Lama Gelongma Zangmo

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The Three Jewels - Introduction to Buddhism course with Lama Zangmo

During this day Lama Zangmo will explain some of the fundamental principles in Buddhism, such as an explanation of the three Jewels - the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha - and the meaning of taking refuge, as well as introduce the refuge prayers used regularly in the Centre.

There will be an introduction to the meaning and symbolism of shrines and rituals, including practical advice on how to make a simple shrine in one’s own home, the meaning of the offerings on the shrine as well as the etiquette in the shrineroom and how to treat the texts and dharma objects. There will be time for questions and answers.

For those wishing to become Buddhists, there will be an opportunity to take refuge in a refuge ceremony during the visit of Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche in July.

This day can be attended as a course on its own or as a part of a longer monthly Introduction to Buddhism series.

The other courses in this series are:

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