Application Procedures for Taking Triple Refuge


1. Self-taking of the Triple Refuge Registration Qualification: Buddhist disciples who seek to take refuge in the Three Jewels but are unable to attend the formal ceremony organized by the Buddhist True Enlightenment Practitioners Association in Taipei.

2. Appropriate time for self-taking of the Triple Refuge: Mornings of the six monthly fasting days (the eighth, fourteenth, fifteenth, twenty-third, twenty-ninth, and thirtieth days of the lunar month)

3. Venue for self-taking of the Triple Refuge: In front of a clean and dignified Buddha altar or a Buddha statue adorned with incense, flowers, lamps, and fruits.

4. Cost: Free of charge

5. Registration Procedure: After you have gone through the Triple Refuge ceremony on your own, download and fill out the application form below for correspondence refuge-taking. Include two recent photos. Affix one to the application form, write down your full name on the back of the other, clip it to the application form, and mail everything to:


Buddhist True Enlightenment Practitioners Association

Correspondence Triple Refuge
9F, No. 277, Sec. 3, Chengde Rd.,
Taipei 103, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Please indicate “Correspondence Triple Refuge” on the envelope.

Please contact us at for any help to coordinate the submission of your applications if necessary. 

6. The association will mail out the Certificate of Triple Refuge after proper verification.


Note: For those who have already received a Certificate of Triple Refuge, please do not mail in another application form to the Association to avoid duplicate work. Each person should have only one Dharma-name, so please do not submit more than one application.

Procedure of Self-Taking Refuge, 2023
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Application Form For Taking Refuge, Overseas
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