Becoming a Buddhist

Painting of Shakyamuni Buddha by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

Painting of Shakyamuni Buddha by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

The first part of this section of the website deals with how one receives dharma and how one evaluates what one receives to see if it is authentic. It is very important that you find a true teacher, especially if you choose to follow the esoteric or vajra path. There are guidelines on what to look for and what to avoid. This section also gives you the steps that you will need to go through to take refuge and what you need to do to cultivate yourself to be able to receive the higher initiations.