Precepts

Precepts are taken on the 15th of each month.

The practice of taking and keeping the eight Mahayana precepts is a special practice of moral discipline that is performed with bodhichitta motivation. The essence of the practice is to take eight precepts and to keep them purely for a period of twenty-four hours. By doing this practice again and again we acquaint ourself with the practice of moral discipline and thereby make our human life meaningful.

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To participate online, please contact email epc@odiyana.org or call 860-874-1970 at least 24 hours in advance and the link for the livestream will be sent to you. First time participants will be given some instruction about the practice in advance of attending.