dharma81 wrote:Will HHDL be giving the refuge vow during this event before he gives the bodhisattva vow?
It is always included because you can't take an empowerment if you don't have the bodhisattva vow and you can't take the bodhisattva vow if you don't have the refuge vow. However, the refuge vow might not be in a traditional Tibetan way with the hair cutting and the name giving way, but it will be there.
"To reject practice by saying, 'it is conceptual!' is the path of fools. A tendency of the inexperienced and something to be avoided."