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Precepts
Every 15th of the month
7:00am
*livestream via Zoom*

The practice of taking and keeping the eight Mahayana precepts is a special practice of moral discipline that is performed with bodhichitta motivation – the supreme good heart. The essence of the practice is to take eight precepts – promising to abstain for twenty-four hours from eight actions: (1) killing, (2) stealing, (3) sexual activity, (4) lying, (5) taking intoxicants, (6) eating after lunch, (7) sitting on high or luxurious thrones or seats, and (8) wearing ornaments, perfume, singing and dancing and so forth – and to keep them purely for this period of time.

The sadhana booklet accompanying this practice, A Pure Life, is available here.

For questions about this practice or our programs, please contact the Education Program Coordinator at education@meditationinphiladelphia.org

To join, please fill out the form below and check your email for your Zoom link to the class.