Buddha ShakyamuniThe 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 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.

Instructions on both these methods are included in A Pure Life prayer booklet. Because this practice is motivated by bodhichitta, it is especially powerful for purifying negativities, accumulating merit – a positive strength of mind – and creating the cause for us to attain the unsurpassed happiness of enlightenment. This booklet contains a brief explanation of the practice of keeping the eight Mahayana precepts.

This practice is done at 6:30am on the 15th of each month at the Centre.

On the 15th of the month at 6:30am.

A Pure Life

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35 Confession Buddhas



35 Confession BuddhasThis practice involves prostration and meditation, is one of the most powerful Buddhist methods for purifying our mind of all negativity. With the prayer booklet,  The Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls, we request these Buddhas to witness our confession and dedication of merit, and we prostrate in their presence.

This practice includes physical prostrations to the 35 Confession Buddhas, meditation and prayer.

This practice is done at 7am on the 15th of each month.

Usually on the 15th of the month @ 7am

35 Confession Buddhas booklet

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