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Atisha's Precepts and the Eight Precepts

  • Dechen Los Angeles, CA, USA 716 Taft Way Santa Monica, CA, 90401 United States (map)

Lama Jampa will explain the classic 'mind training' text, Atisha's Precepts. This teaching offers us an intimate and pragmatic guide to the spiritual life, providing a series of pithy instructions on how to transform the experiences of one's everyday life into the path to enlightenment. 

In the afternoon Lama Jampa will bestow the 'Eight Precepts' individual liberation vows. These are a type of vow that stem from Shakyamuni Buddha himself and can be taken by lay people on special days or for a set period of time. By taking the eight precepts you can generate good karma through not taking life, not eating meat, not sitting in a high place, and so on.

Earlier Event: April 4
Initiation of Manjushri
Later Event: April 11
Introduction to Shentong Madhyamaka