Shelter from the Storm

A course on refuge with Refuge Vow Ceremony

Saturday, February 9

Sunday, February 10

Kadampa Meditation Centre Fraser Valley
Unit 106 – 31581 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, B.C.

Teacher Gen Kelsang Delek

About the course

In our daily life we often get caught up in the storms of frustration, craving and confusion. These powerful states of mind, whether our own or others’, cause us to lose our balance; we find ourselves searching for happiness where it can’t be found – in work, food, entertainment, or just keeping busy – in an attempt to re-establish inner peace and balance.

Buddha explained how to free ourselves from this craziness by establishing internal spiritual realizations and insights. Learn how to do this on this special day course where Gen Delek will introduce Buddhist refuge: how to rely upon Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

On Saturday morning, Gen Delek will give teachings and guide meditations on the meaning of Buddhist refuge. In the afternoon will be a Refuge Vow Ceremony for those who wish formally to take refuge vows.

Sunday 10th is a day when we always engage in the prayers called Offering to the Spiritual Guide. People often request an explanation of these prayers, so Gen Delek will give an explanation on Sunday morning and this will be followed by the prayers themselves. We thought it an ideal way to round off a weekend on refuge.


Gen Kelsang Delek, the Resident Teacher of KMC Fraser Valley, has been studying and practicing in the Kadampa Tradition for 30 years.  She is loved by her students for her kindness, sincere example, and the clarity of her teachings.


Saturday 9

10-11:15am Teaching and meditation

11:45-1pm Teaching and meditation

1-2:30pm Lunch

2:30-3:30pm Refuge Vow Ceremony

Sunday 10

10-11am Short explanation of the prayers Offering to the Spiritual Guide

11:30am-1:30pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide


$40 for the weekend, including lunch on Saturday

$10 for Centre Card holders

Information & parking

If you have questions please email or phone:

604 853 3738

There is parking onsite. If our lot is full, please park along the fence at the Sikh temple next-door.