Refuge Chant

Refuge Chant


Incense perfumes the atmosphere.

A lotus blooms and the Buddha appears.

The world of suffering and discrimination

is filled with the light of the Rising Sun.

As the dust of fear and anxiety settles,

with an open heart and one-pointed mind

I turn to the Three Jewels.




The fully Enlightened One, beautifully seated, peaceful and smiling,

a living source of understanding and compassion,

to the Buddha I go for refuge.



The path of mindful living,

leading to healing, joy and enlightenment, the way of peace,

to the Dharma I go for refuge.



The loving and supportive community of practice,

realizing harmony, awareness, and liberation,

to the Sangha I go for refuge.