Refuge: We want to be permanently free of problems and suffering, and enjoy lasting happiness. We can accomplish this by sincerely taking refuge in the Three Jewels, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. This means we apply effort to receiving Buddha’s blessings, putting Dharma into practice, and receiving help from Sangha. we can take this vow at whatever level we wish, to learn, receive blessings, or formaly become a Buddhist. We can never have too many blessings!
Bodhisattva is one who promises to work to attain enlightenment for the sake of all beings. When we make this commitment, we practice the six perfections, and all our actions become causes of enlightenment and benefit.