Eight Precepts


Our overnight and extended stay visitors will be asked to observe these eight precepts, in the renunciate/monastic form:

  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.