Precepts Renewal

  • 15 Jun 2014
  • 10:30 AM
  • Pierce Yoga Upstairs
At or near each full moon the Sangha recites the precept renewal ceremony to renew our commitment to practicing the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts:

We take refuge in Buddha.
We take refuge in Dharma.
We take refuge in Sangha.

We vow not to harm. 
We vow to do good.
We vow to help others to do good.

We vow to affirm life and not kill.
We vow to be giving and not take what is not freely given.
We vow to honor the body and not engage in sexual misconduct.
We vow to manifest truth and not speak falsely.
We vow to proceed clearly and not cloud the mind with intoxicants.
We vow to see only our own faults and not discuss the faults of others.
We vow to know self and other as one and not praise oneself at others’ expense.
We vow to share generously and not spare the Dharma assets.
We vow to actualize harmony and not indulge in anger.
We vow to know intimacy with all things and not defame the Three Treasures.

The ceremonial form we currently use is the San Francisco Zen Center version here
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