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What are the requirements to convert to Tibetan Buddhism?

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What are the requirements to convert to Tibetan Buddhism?
asked Aug 18, 2013 in Culture by pance (50,970 points)

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You'd need to find a temple or a school (if you wanted to be affiliated with a specific branch of Buddhism) and basically what you would do is take refuge in the three treasures: The Buddha as your teacher, the Dharma as your hand book for life, and the Sangha the community of believers. Taking refuge will make you a Buddhist, but there is (at least in my sect) a ceremony called Jukai which means that you are becoming a Nichiren-Shu Buddhist. There might be something like this with Tibetan Buddhists... which is why you would really need to find a teacher in this order if this is what you want to do.
answered Aug 18, 2013 by ccee (307,900 points)
selected Aug 18, 2013 by pance

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