Event Dates: Friday, August 24 –  Sunday, September 2


photo credit: Dharmasuri

This year’s North American Going for Refuge retreat will be investigating the Six Guidelines for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. What does it mean to be sincerely Going for Refuge or to have an effective practice? Explore these questions, and others, to help understand how you can deepen your practice:

Study Area 1. Sincerity of Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels

Study Area 2. Effective Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels

Study Area 3. Effective contact with Order Members

Study Area 4. Understanding of the basic principles of the Order and Movement

Study Area 5. A reasonable grasp of the Dharma as taught by Sangharakshita

Study Area 6. Effective meditation practice

Download the Six Guidelines study material from Tiratnaloka here.

This retreat is open only to North American women who are preparing for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Click here to register online.

You may also register by calling the office Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm

Led by: US/Canadian Women’s Ordination Team
Times: 7pm Friday, Aug 24- 1 pm Sunday, Sept 2
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Sliding Scale $585/450/315
Level: Experienced
Directions: Directions Page

* At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.

* Retreat participants are asked to work together to prepare and clean up after meals and to help with general cleanup at the end of the retreat.