Eight Precepts


Our overnight and extended stay visitors will be asked to observe these eight precepts, 

in the renunciate/monastic form [**see #3]:


1. Pāṇātipātā veramaṇī‧sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.
     I undertake the training precept to abstain from taking life.

2. Adinnādānā veramaṇī‧sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.
     I undertake the training precept to abstain from taking what is not given.

3. Abrahmacariyā veramaṇī‧sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.  
     I undertake the training precept to abstain from all sexual activity.                     **

4. Musā‧vādā veramaṇī‧sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.
     I undertake the training precept to abstain from false speech.

5. Surā‧meraya‧majja‧pamādaṭṭhānā veramaṇī‧sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.
    I undertake the training precept to abstain from intoxicating drinks and drugs causing heedlessness.

6. Vikāla‧bhojanā veramaṇī‧sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.
    I undertake the training precept to abstain from eating at improper times.

7. Nacca‧gīta‧vādita‧visūka‧dassana‧mālā‧gandha‧vilepana‧ dhāraṇa‧ maṇḍana‧vibhūsanaṭṭhānā 
   veramaṇī‧sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.
   I undertake the training precept to abstain from dancing, singing, music, dance, entertainment shows, wearing jewelry, using perfumes,
    and beautifying with cosmetics.

 8. Uccā‧sayana‧mahā‧sayanā veramaṇī‧sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.
     I undertake the training precept to abstain from the use of high, large and luxurious seats and beds.