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Refuge Ceremony

with Geshe Ngawang Samten

Geshela will give a brief teaching on what it means to take refuge and vows of individual liberation and offer refuge to those who wish to formalise their commitment to following the Buddhist path.

Anyone interested should email Ven Chokyi at chokyi@vajrayana.com.au

Date & time: Saturday 14 October; 2-5pm

Afternoon tea is offered.


About the Teacher
geshe samten 2010Geshe Ngawang Samten was born in Panchamari, MP, India. At the age of nine, he entered the Sera Monastic Institute and took the vows of monk ordination with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Geshe-la completed his studies and attained his Geshe degree at the highest level of a Lharampa, the equivalent of a PhD in Buddhist Philosophy. For a number of years, he taught as a lecturer in the Gelug tradition at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath. Since 2003 Geshe-la has been the main resident teacher at VI.



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