"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Taking Refuge
Noah Levine
Sunday, January 28, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - 200. Please bring your lunch. Code NL1D18.
OPEN-Register Here

We are always taking refuge in something. When we come to recognize that our happiness will never come from outside ourselves, we begin to seek a reliable internal refuge, a lifestyle that supports being wise and compassionate. In Buddhism, this is called taking refuge in our own potential for awakening (Buddha), the path that leads to awakening (Dharma) and the community that supports us on the path (Sangha).

Together, we will explore the core teachings of the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths, be guided in meditation practices, and have the opportunity to formally commit or recommit to the path of Awakening.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

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Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

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