Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows x3
In the Buddha, Dharma and Supreme Sangha,
I take refuge until attaining enlightenment.
Through the merit of generosity and other practices,
May I attain Buddhahood for the benefit of beings.
Just as all the Buddhas of the past
Embraced the awakened attitude of mind,
And in the precepts of the bodhisattvas
Step by step, abode and trained,
Just so, and for the benefit of beings,
I too will generate this attitude of mind,
And in those precepts, step by step,
I will abide and train myself.
For as long as space exists
And sentient beings endure,
So may I too remain
To dispel the misery of the world.