THE REFUGE AND PRECEPTS CEREMONIES
The ceremonies at 7:30am on Saturdays and 9:00am Full Moon Days are not
only for those observing 8 precepts as they also include the 5 precepts.
Following the affirmation of taking refuge, the person then recites the Eight
or Five Precepts - what one might call the minimum requirement or basic moral
code for Buddhist laymen and laywomen. The Precepts aren't commandments,
but principles to live by.