Eight Mahayana Precepts on Chokhor Duchen

Aug 6, pre-dawn

Venerable Steve Carlier will lead the taking of the Eight Mahayana Precepts, a set of one-day vows to make merit on the occasion of Chokhor Du Chen, the anniversary of the Buddha’s first turning of the Dharma Wheel, teaching the Four Noble Truths. Here are some links to help you with the background and the ceremony:

Here are the precepts that you would be keeping for 24 hours:

From now on I shall not kill,
Steal others’ possessions,
Engage in sexual activity,
Or speak false words.
I shall avoid intoxicants,
From which many mistakes arise.
I shall not sit on large, high, or expensive beds.
I shall not eat food at the wrong times.
I shall avoid singing, dancing, and playing music,
And I shall not wear perfumes, garlands, or ornaments.

Date(s): Aug 6, pre-dawn
Times: 5:30 am - 6:30 am
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Steve Carlier
Type of event: special event
Number of sessions: 1
Level: intermediate
Participation: all are welcome
Location: Main Gompa
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