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Dhammagiri

A Theravada Buddhist Forest Monastery in the tradition of Ajahn Chah.

About Dhammagiri

Dhammagiri is a Buddhist Monastery in the Theravada Forest Tradition, associated with the lineage of Ajahn Chah. It aims to transcend today's bewildering confusion of Buddhist gurus, dogmas and techniques by returning to the original teachings of the Buddha as found in the early parts of the Pali canon and in the living practice of the great meditation masters in the Forest Tradition.

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Join us at Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage, 45 minutes from Brisbane CBD.

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Dhammatalks, Chanting, Precepts and Meditation with Ajahn Dhammasiha and other experienced Senior Buddhist Monks in the Theravade Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah.

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The Life of the Buddha - The Noble Search | The spiritual Quest #inspiration #buddha #religion

The Life of the Buddha - The Noble Search | The spiritual Quest #inspiration #buddha #religion

Vesak Dhammatalk about the Life of the Buddha and his Quest to search for peace & liberation beyond birth, ageing and death. We do 3 Live Streams Every Week: SATURDAY MORNING 7:30AM Buddhist Morning Chanting in Pali and English Taking Refuge in Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha (Tisarana) Taking the 5 or 8 Precepts Q and A on Meditation SUNDAY NOON 12:00PM Dhamma Talk and Discussion SUNDAY AFTERNOON 3 TO 5 PM Evening Chanting in Pali and English Guided or Silent Meditation Short Dhamma Reflection Teachings are given by Ajahn Dhammasiha, founding abbot of Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage, and by other experienced Buddhist senior monks of the Theravada Forest Tradition in the lineage of Ajahn Chah. AUDIO PODCASTS In addition to these videos, we also publish about two new Dhamma talks and guided meditations every week as audio podcasts. The latest podcasts, and some 300 earlier ones on a wide variety of subjects, are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts/itunes, Castbox, Google Podcasts, and many other podcast apps. Just search for "Dhammagiri Buddhist Podcasts" on your favourite podcast app. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SHWfWEGkO8OAtSWNJlqyD Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dhammagiri-buddhist-podcasts/id1534539834 Or you can simply listen with with your browser directly from the Dhammagiri podcasts page: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast MORE INFORMATION Dhammagiri Website: https://www.dhammagiri.net /news Pics: https://latest-pics.dhammagiri.net Dhammagiri Newsletter: https://www.dhammagiri.net/newsletter Dhammagiri Podcasts: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast
Tiratana Symbol & 12 Spoked Dhammacakka | T-Shirt Distribution 2nd Batch | Ajahn Dhammasiha

Tiratana Symbol & 12 Spoked Dhammacakka | T-Shirt Distribution 2nd Batch | Ajahn Dhammasiha

To commence free distribution of our Dhammagiri Tees 2nd batch, Ajahn Dhammasiha goes through the meaning of every symbol and writing on the shirt: 1. Twelve spoked DHAMMACAKKA (Dhamma Wheel) 2. TIRATANA (Three Jewels) with TRIDENT symbolizing Triple Gem; VAJIRA (Diamond/Thunder Bolt) symbolizing the power of wisdom that can cut defilements in the mind, just like a diamond that is harder than any other stone, or like a flach of lighting that can destroy the darkness of delusion, LOTUS symbolizing the potential to rise above the dirt of the world to a state of total purity; 8 PETALS of the lotus symbolizing the Noble 8-Fold Path leading to that purity. 3. TISARAṆA (Triple Refuge) The Pali formula of going for refuge to the Triple Gem of Buddha, Dhamma & Sangha. This apparently simple declaration actually has profound implications: If we're truly taking refuge in Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha, than we're also endeavoring to keep the 5 Precepts and establish ourselves in Virtue; To practise generosity and kindness; to develop the Divine Abodes of Loving Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy & Equanimity; To cultivate calm, tranquility, peacefulness and concentration; To develop mindfulness, awareness, wisdom, insight, knowledge, understanding. AUDIO PODCASTS In addition to these videos, we also publish about two new Dhamma talks and guided meditations every week as audio podcasts. The latest podcasts, and some 300 earlier ones on a wide variety of subjects, are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts/itunes, Castbox, Google Podcasts, and many other podcast apps. Just search for "Dhammagiri Buddhist Podcasts" on your favourite podcast app. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SHWfWEGkO8OAtSWNJlqyD Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dhammagiri-buddhist-podcasts/id1534539834 Or you can simply listen with with your browser directly from the Dhammagiri podcasts page: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast MORE INFORMATION Dhammagiri Website: https://www.dhammagiri.net /news Pics: https://latest-pics.dhammagiri.net Dhammagiri Newsletter: https://www.dhammagiri.net/newsletter Dhammagiri Podcasts: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast .
Arriving at Dhammagiri | Buddhist Forest Hermitage | Ajahn Dhammasiha #buddhistmonastery #dhamma

Arriving at Dhammagiri | Buddhist Forest Hermitage | Ajahn Dhammasiha #buddhistmonastery #dhamma

This is what it looks like when you arrive at Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage with the car: Driving through our very simple enry gate into the property, and continuing along our driveway past the bamboo on the right, and the lotus pond on the left, until you turn left and reach the Bodhi Tree and Dhammahall. Audio plays four verses from the famous 'Mangala Sutta' (Discourse on Great Blessings), Suttanipāta/Group of Discourses Verses 266 to 269. Recorded at Wat Pah Nanachat with resident and visiting monks chanting Paritta for New Year: "Dānañca dhammacariyā ca, ñātakānañca saṅgaho. Anavajjāni kammāni, etaṃ maṅgalam-uttamaṃ. Āratī viratī pāpā, majjapānā ca saṃyamo. Appamādo ca dhammesu, etaṃ maṅgalam-uttamaṃ. Gāravo ca nivāto ca, santuṭṭhi ca kataññutā. Kālena dhammassavanaṃ, etaṃ maṅgalam-uttamaṃ. Khantī ca sovacassatā, samaṇānañca dassanaṃ. Kālena dhammasākacchā, etaṃ maṅgalamuttamaṃ." (English Trsl:) Generosity and conduct in line with Dhamma, Looking after relatives, And blameless actions: This is the supreme blessing. To refrain from and be disgusted by evil, Abstinence from alcoholic drinks, Diligence in Dhamma: This is the supreme blessing. Respect and humility, Contentment and gratitude, Hearing Dhamma at a suitable time: This is the supreme blessing. Patience and listening to advice, Seeing spiritual pratitioners, Discussing Dhamma at a suitable time: This is the supreme blessing. AUDIO PODCASTS In addition to these videos, we also publish about two new Dhamma talks and guided meditations every week as audio podcasts. The latest podcasts, and some 300 earlier ones on a wide variety of subjects, are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts/itunes, Castbox, Google Podcasts, and many other podcast apps. Just search for "Dhammagiri Buddhist Podcasts" on your favourite podcast app. Or you can simply listen with with your browser directly from the Dhammagiri podcasts page: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast MORE INFO: Dhammagiri Website: https://www.dhammagiri.net New Photos: https://latest-pics.dhammagiri.net Dhammagiri Newsletter: https://www.dhammagiri.net/newsletter Dhammagiri Podcasts: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast .
5 Benefits of Taking Refuge in Triple Gem | Tisarana |  Ajahn Dhammasiha | Dhammagiri

5 Benefits of Taking Refuge in Triple Gem | Tisarana | Ajahn Dhammasiha | Dhammagiri

Ajahn Dhammasiha explains 5 powerful benefits we can receive from the simple ceremony of Taking Refuge in Buddha, Dhamma & Sangha, together with committing to the 5 precepts: 1. Taking Refuge reduces anxiety 2. Taking Refuge uplifts our heart and protects us from feeling down and depressed 3. Taking Refuge is an act generating heaps of good karma, if we really mean it and do it wholeheartedly. And the Buddha called good karma a synonym for happiness 😊 4. Taking Refuge helps us to develop wholesome self esteem. If we have nothing to look up to and revere, we actually feel miserable. That's why people always look for somthing to 'worship, even just celebrities, and sport/movie/pop stars (Taylor, we're looking at you 😉) If we express respect, reverence and devotion to the supreme being, the Buddha, the supreme teaching, the Dhamma, and the supreme community, the enlightened disciples of the Buddha, we feel inspired and respect ourselves 5. In a world of meaningless materialism, we find meaning for our life, we have a purpose, a goal in our life, we strive to avoid evil, do good and purify our mind. (Naturally, if suffering from anxiety of depressive disorders, it may not be possible to fully cure it by just taking refuge, you may wish to seek help from medical professionals as well. Howeve, taking refuge is very powerful to prevent the mind from mild anxiety or depression developing into serious health conditions preventatively, and to support any comprehensive treatment plan for those who already suffer from a major disorder) AUDIO PODCASTS In addition to these videos, we also publish about two new Dhamma talks and guided meditations every week as audio podcasts. The latest podcasts, and some 300 earlier ones on a wide variety of subjects, are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts/itunes, Castbox, Google Podcasts, and many other podcast apps. Just search for "Dhammagiri Buddhist Podcasts" on your favourite podcast app. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SHWfWEGkO8OAtSWNJlqyD Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dhammagiri-buddhist-podcasts/id1534539834 Or you can simply listen with with your browser directly from the Dhammagiri podcasts page: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast MORE INFORMATION Dhammagiri Website: https://www.dhammagiri.net /news Pics: https://latest-pics.dhammagiri.net Dhammagiri Newsletter: https://www.dhammagiri.net/newsletter Dhammagiri Podcasts: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast
How to Develop Gratitude | Kataññu Katavedi | Ajahn Dhammasiha | Dhammagiri

How to Develop Gratitude | Kataññu Katavedi | Ajahn Dhammasiha | Dhammagiri

Ajahn Dhammasiha responds to a question how we can develop gratitude methodically. Being grateful (Kataññū Katavedī) has been praised by the Buddha as belonging entirely to the sphere of a truly good person. However, he also pointed out that it is a rather rare character trait. Gratitude may not always come naturally, so we have to make a deliberate effort to develop that character trait. One example to start is doing a Buddha Puja with an emphasis on a feeling of gratitude to the Buddha for pointing out the way leading to the end of all suffering. Another good exercise is simply writing down a list of all the things we have received in our life from others that were beneficial and helpful to us. Of course, we could just as well keep a list of all bad things we had to endure. Both lists are 'objectively' valid. But how does it make us feel to dwell on them? How do we feel after thinking for an hour about anything bad anyone may have done to us? How do we feel after thinking for an hour about all the good we have received? Simply doing that much will show us how much more enjoyable, emotionally uplifting, and leading to a sense of contentment it is to dwell on the 'gratitude list', rather than the 'complaints' list 😊 Ajahn also responds to a question about the meaning of 'timeless' as an epithet of the Dhamma. Like when we chant the fundamental qualities of the Dhamma: "The Dhamma has been well expounded by the Exalted One, visible here and now, 'TIMELESS'..." AUDIO PODCASTS In addition to these videos, we also publish about two new Dhamma talks and guided meditations every week as audio podcasts. The latest podcasts, and some 300 earlier ones on a wide variety of subjects, are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts/itunes, Castbox, Google Podcasts, and many other podcast apps. Just search for "Dhammagiri Buddhist Podcasts" on your favourite podcast app. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SHWfWEGkO8OAtSWNJlqyD Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dhammagiri-buddhist-podcasts/id1534539834 Or you can simply listen with with your browser directly from the Dhammagiri podcasts page: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast MORE INFORMATION Dhammagiri Website: https://www.dhammagiri.net /news Pics: https://latest-pics.dhammagiri.net Dhammagiri Newsletter: https://www.dhammagiri.net/newsletter .
Morning Chanting (chant before refuge & precepts) | Buddha Puja | Dhammagiri | Ajahn Dhammasiha

Morning Chanting (chant before refuge & precepts) | Buddha Puja | Dhammagiri | Ajahn Dhammasiha

This is normally chanted right BEFORE the Refuge and Precepts Ceremony. Every Saturday 07.30 am, and on Sundays closest to the full moon at 09.00 am, we start our Refuge and Precepts session with this chant: MORNING CHANTING IN PALI & ENGLISH (pages 02 to 15 in the Amaravati Chanting Book) 1. Dedication of Offerings "Yo so Bhagavā..." "To the Blessed One, the Lord..." (page 02 in the Amaravati Chanting Book) 2. Preliminary Homage "Handa mayaṃ Buddhassa..." "Now let us pay preliminary homage..." (page 03 in the Amaravati Chanting Book) 3. Homage to the Buddha "Handa mayaṃ Buddhābhitthutiṃ..." "Now let us chant in praise of the Buddha... (page 04 in the Amaravati Chanting Book) 4. Homage to the Dhamma "Handa mayaṃ Dhammābhitthutiṃ..." "Now let us chant in praise of the Dhamma... (page 06 in the Amaravati Chanting Book) 5. Homage to the Sangha "Handa mayaṃ Sanghābhitthutiṃ..." "Now let us chant in praise of the Sangha... (page 07 in the Amaravati Chanting Book) 6. Salutation to the Triple Gem "Handa mayaṃ tatanattaya-paṇāma..." "Now let us chant our salutation to the Triple Gem..." (page 09 in the Amaravati Chanting Book) You can read and download the Amaravati Chanting Book in PDF format, for free, here: https://cdn.amaravati.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/30/Chanting-Book-Vol-1-Web.pdf We're also playing the audio of the Amaravati recording in the background via loudspeaker, to give our sometimes only small group of attendees a fuller and more satisfying sound 😊 AUDIO PODCASTS In addition to these videos, we also publish about two new Dhamma talks and guided meditations every week as audio podcasts. The latest podcasts, and some 300 earlier ones on a wide variety of subjects, are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts/itunes, Castbox, Google Podcasts, and many other podcast apps. Just search for "Dhammagiri Buddhist Podcasts" on your favourite podcast app. Or you can simply listen with with your browser directly from the Dhammagiri podcasts page: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast MORE INFO: Dhammagiri Website: https://www.dhammagiri.net Dhammagiri Newsletter: https://www.dhammagiri.net/newsletter Dhammagiri Podcasts: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast .
Triple Refuge & FIVE Precepts Ceremony | Buddhism | Tisarana | Dhammagiri | Ajahn Dhammasiha

Triple Refuge & FIVE Precepts Ceremony | Buddhism | Tisarana | Dhammagiri | Ajahn Dhammasiha

This is the ceremony of taking refuge in the Triple Gem of Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha, followed by taking of the FIVE precepts. We do this ceremony at Dhammagiri every Saturday morning 07.30 am; and on the Sundays closest to the full moon at 9.00 am. REQUESTING TRIPLE REFUGE AND 5 PRECEPTS Mayaṃ Bhante, tisaraṇena saha aṭṭha-sīlāni ca, pañca-sīlāni ca yācāma. Dutiyampi, Mayaṃ Bhante... Tatiyampi, Mayaṃ Bhante... (English translation, not chanted during session: "Venerable Sir, we request the Triple Refuge together with the 8 and 5 precepts. For the second time... For the third time...") [At out sessions, we always offer both 8 and 5 precepts, hence the request is for 8 precepts AND ALSO for 5 precepts. However, the videos I have edited into two versions specifically for 8 and 5 precepts seperately - Except that the request is still for both, too difficult to sperate that by editing ☺️] HOMAGE TO THE BUDDHA RECITED BY MONK 3x Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa! Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa! Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa! HOMAGE TO THE BUDDHA REPEATED BY LAITY 3x Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa! Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa! Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa! (English translation, not chanted during session: "Homage to the Exhaulted, Noble, and perfectly enlightened one!" 3x) TAKING REFUGE IN BUDDHA, DHAMMA & SANGHA 3x (recited line by line by monk, and repeated line by line by laity) (monk:) Buddhāṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Buddhāṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Sanghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Sanghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Dutiyampi Buddhāṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Dutiyampi Buddhāṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Dutiyampi Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Dutiyampi Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Dutiyampi Sanghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Dutiyampi Sanghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Tatiyampi Buddhāṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Tatiyampi Buddhāṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Tatiyampi Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Tatiyampi Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Tatiyampi Sanghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Tatiyampi Sanghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (English translation, not chanted during session: "I take refuge in the Buddha. I take refuge in the Dhamma. I take refuge in the Sangha For the second time, I take refuge... For the third time, I take refuge...") TAKING THE 5 PRECEPTS (recited line by line by monk, and repeated line by line by laity) Pāṇātipātā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. ➡️ Pāṇātipātā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. Adinnādānā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. ➡️ Adinnādānā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. Kāmesu micchācārā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi ➡️ Kāmesu micchācārā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi Musāvādā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. ➡️ Musāvādā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. Surā-meraya-majja-pamādaṭṭhānā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. ➡️ Surā-meraya-majja-pamādaṭṭhānā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. (English translation, not chanted during session: "I undertake the training to abstain from killing any living beings. ... to abstain from stealing. ... to abstain from sensual misconduct. ... to abstain from lying. ... to abstain from alcohol or any other drugs that cause intoxication and heedlessness!") MONK RECITES BLESSING Imāni pañca-sikkhāpadāni sīlena sugatiṃ yanti, sīlena bhogasampadā, sīlena nibbutiṃ yanti - tasmā sīlaṃ visodhaye! (English translation, not chanted during session: These five training steps lead through virtue to a good rebirth, lead through virtue to the acquisition of wealth, lead through virtue to the extinction of suffering - therefore, may your purify your virtue! AUDIO PODCASTS https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast MORE INFO: Dhammagiri Website: https://www.dhammagiri.net Dhammagiri Newsletter: https://www.dhammagiri.net/newsletter Dhammagiri Podcasts: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast .
Triple Refuge & EIGHT Precepts Ceremony | Buddhism | Tisarana | Dhammagiri | Ajahn Dhammasiha

Triple Refuge & EIGHT Precepts Ceremony | Buddhism | Tisarana | Dhammagiri | Ajahn Dhammasiha

This is the ceremony of taking refuge in the Triple Gem of Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha, followed by taking of the EIGHT precepts. We do this ceremony at Dhammagiri every Saturday morning 07.30 am; and on the Sundays closest to the full moon at 9.00 am. REQUESTING TRIPLE REFUGE AND 8 PRECEPTS Mayaṃ Bhante, tisaraṇena saha aṭṭha-sīlāni ca, pañca-sīlāni ca yācāma. Dutiyampi, Mayaṃ Bhante... Tatiyampi, Mayaṃ Bhante... (English translation, not chanted during session: "Venerable Sir, we request the Triple Refuge together with the 8 and 5 precepts. For the second time... For the third time...") [At out sessions, we always offer both 8 and 5 precepts, hence the request is for 8 precepts AND ALSO for 5 precepts. However, the videos I have edited into two versions specifically for 8 and 5 precepts seperately - Except that the request is still for both, too difficult to sperate that by editing ☺️] HOMAGE TO THE BUDDHA RECITED BY MONK 3x Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa! Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa! Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa! HOMAGE TO THE BUDDHA REPEATED BY LAITY 3x Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa! Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa! Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa! (English translation, not chanted during session: "Homage to the Exhaulted, Noble, and perfectly enlightened one!" 3x) TAKING REFUGE IN BUDDHA, DHAMMA & SANGHA 3x (recited line by line by monk, and repeated line by line by laity) (monk:) Buddhāṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Buddhāṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Sanghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Sanghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Dutiyampi Buddhāṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Dutiyampi Buddhāṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Dutiyampi Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Dutiyampi Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Dutiyampi Sanghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Dutiyampi Sanghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Tatiyampi Buddhāṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Tatiyampi Buddhāṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Tatiyampi Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Tatiyampi Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (monk:) Tatiyampi Sanghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. ➡️ (laity:) Tatiyampi Sanghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi. (English translation, not chanted during session: "I take refuge in the Buddha. I take refuge in the Dhamma. I take refuge in the Sangha For the second time, I take refuge... For the third time, I take refuge...") TAKING THE 8 PRECEPTS (recited line by line by monk, and repeated line by line by laity) Pāṇātipātā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. ➡️ Pāṇātipātā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. Adinnādānā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. ➡️ Adinnādānā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. Abrahmacariyā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi ➡️ Abrahmacariyā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi Musāvādā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. ➡️ Musāvādā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. Surā-meraya-majja-pamādaṭṭhānā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. ➡️ Surā-meraya-majja-pamādaṭṭhānā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. Vikāla-bhojanā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi ➡️ Vikāla-bhojanā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. Nacca-gīta-vādita-visūkadassanā mālā-gandha-vilepana-dhāraṇa-maṇḍana-vibhūsanaṭṭhānā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. ➡️ Nacca-gīta-vādita-visūkadassanā mālā-gandha-vilepana-dhāraṇa-maṇḍana-vibhūsanaṭṭhānā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. Uccā-sayana-mahā-sayanā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. ➡️ Uccā-sayana-mahā-sayanā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. Imāni aṭṭha-sikkhāpadāni samādiyāmi (3x) ➡️ Imāni aṭṭha-sikkhāpadāni samādiyāmi (3x) (English translation, not chanted during session: "I undertake the training to abstain from killing any living beings. ... to abstain from stealing. ... to abstain from non-celibacy. ... to abstain from lying. ... to abstain from alcohol or any other drugs that cause intoxication and heedlessnes. ... to abstain from eating at the wrong time (= eating only between dawn and solar noon). ... to abstain dancing, singing, music, entertainments, garlands, perfumes, cosmetics, make-up, jewellery and adornments. ... to abstain from high and luxurious beds or resting places. I undertake these eight training steps!") MONK RECITES BLESSING Imāni aṭṭha-sikkhāpadāni sīlena sugatiṃ yanti, sīlena bhogasampadā, sīlena nibbutiṃ yanti - tasmā sīlaṃ visodhaye! (English translation, not chanted during session: These eight training steps lead through virtue to a good rebirth, lead through virtue to the acquisition of wealth, lead through virtue to the extinction of suffering - therefore, may your purify your virtue! AUDIO PODCASTS https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast MORE INFO: Dhammagiri Website: https://www.dhammagiri.net Dhammagiri Newsletter: https://www.dhammagiri.net/newsletter Dhammagiri Podcasts: https://www.dhammagiri.net/podcast .