Taking and holding the precepts

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2008.

  • Examples and clarification of each precept
  • The ten advantages of taking precepts
  • History of the origin of the precepts
  • How the precepts help us as individuals and how they help the community
  • How the precepts help us to overcome our afflictions and work to bring peace and happiness to the community
  • Questions and answers

Exploring Monastic Life 2008: Session 3 (download)

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