taking refuge

Discussion in 'U.K.' started by rainbow dew, May 14, 2004.

  1. rainbow dew

    rainbow dew Member

    well...i thought id let you all know what exciting thing happened to me this evening. i took refuge. this is a concept in buddhism which i guess is a bit like a confirmation or something, its me formally becoming a buddhist. i did this under the instruction of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche who i also took a vow under last year-the bodhissatva vow. although you are meant to have taken refuge first to be able to take this vow he said it was alright and it would come into action when i took refuge.
    so tonight i killed two birds with one stone or so to speak. it was amazing. basically myself and 3 others sat and recited the refuge prayer together with people who had taken refuge before and were there for support for us.then we each went up to Rinpoche and made him an offering of a Kata-silk scarf with prayer in it- and he took some of our hair(yup i now have half a dread lock!!) and gave us a blessing thread and our new names. so....im uma. i translates as 'middle way'....so yeah...!:)

    meant so much to finally take refuge also was very symbolic as the last time sissors touched my hair it was about 4 years ago before i had a shaved head...*grins..*
    just wanted to share as i feel all calm and serene and madly at peace.
    namaste
    in dharma
    uma
    x x x
     
  2. Alomiakoda

    Alomiakoda Boniface McSporran

    Congratulations :)
     
  3. borut16

    borut16 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    'gulations! :) I'm happy for you being happy! :)
     
  4. Hippy_Smurf

    Hippy_Smurf Member

    Congratulations beautiful Nomy. :)

    Namaste.

    xXx
     
  5. ArtLoveMusic

    ArtLoveMusic Senior Member

    aww wow, what an experiance :) musta been great and wonderufl for you :)

    *hugs*
    Fleassy xoxox
     
  6. Dandelion_Blood

    Dandelion_Blood Gremlin

    Congratulations... sounds wonderful !:)
     
  7. Spyder

    Spyder La dah de dah

    well done :)
     
  8. miabubble

    miabubble Member

    wow amazing...

    I know you are a realy spiritual person and it is a really special step to take :)

    well done, peace and harmony xxxx
     
  9. zopilote

    zopilote Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    congratulations nomy! am very really happy for you

    what would like us to call you now though, of your many names?
     
  10. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    It's good that you've taken another step on your journey, wherever you feel it may be leading you. On a more cosmetic note, did you say that you've shaved all your hair off? I shall shed a tear for your fallen silken strands this night....
     
  11. rainbow dew

    rainbow dew Member

    after working this hard on me dreadies??? no likely! unless i was to become a nun that is....still possible. but no, he only took a bit of hair from my dreads not the whole lot. so worry not peace poop!:)

    thank you everyone else, is was so special, and meant a lot to me. its all come together rather well i think.
    kelso hunny-you can call me whatever you like....;) he he
    thank you again.
    with love
    namaste
    x x x
     

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