Come Join Us for a Ceremony on January 9, 2019
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Going for Refuge: A Ceremony for Carrying Our Lives Forward


Wednesday, January 9th, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Flagstaff, AZ

This ceremony will involve silent meditation, inward reflection, and chanting as we make the Buddhist tradition of “going for refuge” relevant and meaningful for our lives. The act of going for refuge expresses our deep commitment to be in the world in a radically different way and, historically, takes the form of going for refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.  Before the ceremony, we will have time to explore what this way of going for refuge means in our day-to-day lives and the world in which we find ourselves. We will also have time to simply connect as community as well.  Everyone is welcome to join us for this gathering.

There is NO FEE for this ceremony. The teachings of the Buddha have been sustained by the 2,500 year old tradition of dana, a Pali word meaning "generosity.” Our teacher receives no compensation for his services. Participants are encouraged to help Brian lead a life devoted to teaching the dharma by offering donations to him at the end of the ceremony. In the act of giving, we develop our ability to let go, cultivate a spirit of caring, and honor our inter-connectedness.

This event will begin promptly at 7:00pm.  Feel free to join us for a silent meditation before this event begins from 6:00pm to 6:40pm.

Bell Garden Buddhist Center
2708 N. Fourth Street, Suite B-3
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

For More Information:
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Brian Lesage has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught meditation since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism. He was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. His training in Vipassana Meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S. He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide. Brian also has a private practice in Somatic Experiencing, which is a naturalistic approach to healing trauma.
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