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February 10 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am

These lay precepts/vows can be taken at any time but on Losar and Holy Days they are  especially meritorious.

The Eight Mahayana Precepts are a set of vows that are taken for 24 hours, from first light before dawn to sunrise of the following day. The only prerequisite is that the first time one takes precepts it should be from a qualified teacher who has received the oral transmission of the practice (Ven Thubten Chokyi).

The eight precepts are:

  1. Not to kill, even insects.
  2. Not to steal (Not to take what is not offered).
  3. Not to engage in sexual contact.
  4. Not to lie.
  5. Not use intoxicants: alcohol, tobacco and drugs (except for medicinal purposes).
  6. Not to eat at wrong times.
  7. Not to sit on high, expensive beds or seats with pride. Avoid sitting on animal skins.
  8. Not to wear jewellery, perfume, or makeup; and not to sing, dance, or play music with attachment.

Those intending to take Precepts for the first time pls contact spc@hayagriva.org.au


February 10
5:00 am - 6:00 am


Hayagriva Buddhist Centre
9367 4817
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Hayagriva Buddhist Centre
64 Banksia Terrace
Kensington, Western Australia 6023 Australia
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08 9367 4817