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Refuge and other initiatons

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Tashi Delek,

 

How are the dates of the initiations and giving refuges decided? I mean is there any specific reason or date that decides?

 

best regards

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Often according to the tibetan calendar, to fit with some auspicious dates. But, nowadays, it's sometime fixed according to given schedule of a center or an event...

 

Thank you.

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Thank you for your answer - it did help me a little :D .

 

I would like to ask something else. When one takes the refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, does he then pick his guru teacher/mentor or does he wait for later?

 

Best regards and thanks for replie(s) in forward

 

Uroš

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It's important to spend enough time to observe several teachers, before to choose one as his root Guru. In the meantime, you can have teachers ie. receive teachings, explanantion, Initiation. But at one point, it's important to choose one as our "root" teacher, and establish a formal "Master-to-Disciple" relation.

 

If not yet done, you can read those two teachings:

Buddhism & Ethic

about the Spiritual Student-Teacher Relationship

 

Thank you.

Gigu

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