• Mahayna Precepts

    Thursday, December 15th, 6:15 am - 7:00 am

  • About This Event

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    A Pure Life | Taking the Eight Mahayana Precepts


    The practice of taking and keeping the eight Mahayana precepts is a special practice of moral discipline that is performed with bodhichitta, the compassionate wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all living beings. The essence of this practice is taking eight precepts and keeping them purely for twenty-four hours. We first need to receive these precepts from a qualified preceptor, and then we can take them on our own as often as we wish. Because this practice if motivated by bodhichitta it is especially powerful for purifying negativity, accumulating merit – a positive strength of mind – and creating the cause for us to attain the unsurpassed happiness of enlightenment.

    Instructions for Attendance


    There is no registration for this prayer.

  • Cost

    All pujas are open to the public and are available at no cost.