The Precept Program has ended. You may be interested in the Magga-Bhāvanā Program, a program with many similar goals.
The Precept Program is designed to provide a structure for lay people seeking to deepen our practice within our everyday lives and to provide a community of support for PFoD, associated Communities and individuals.
- Strive to shape our lives around our practice of the Buddha’s teachings rather than shape our practice of the Buddha’s teachings around our lives.
- Seek to deepen our understanding of Dana (generosity), Sila (morality) and Bhavana (mental cultivation).
- Nurture habits of body, speech and mind that uphold the harmony of the community above self-interests and which reflect a respectful and supportive attitude toward our lineage.
- To live by the Three Refuges and Five Precepts
- To undertake the Eight Precepts once a month on the Full Moon days
- To make every effort to attend the Lay Practice Program Daylongs
(they will average 6 or 7 a year)
- To maintain a daily meditation practice
Who is this Program For?
For those who are moved by the program’s principles, regularly participate in the PFoD community, and seek to deepen their practice. To nurture a foundation of trust and mutual support among participants we ask anyone interested in joining the program to:
- Live by the Three Refuges and Five precepts for three consecutive months before joining.
- Regular attendance at one of the PFoD community offerings (including the Pacific Hermitage Teachings in White Salmon and the Fertile Ground meditation group in Vancouver)
How to Join
If you are interested in participating in this program or want to learn more about living by the Three Refuges and Five Precepts, please get in touch with Sakula via the contact page or in person after the Friday Night Dhamma group at PFoD.