Monk for a day

Great merit can be accumulated by taking and observing these One-day Mahayana Precepts for any 24-hour period. The vows can be taken at your own home altar, in a temple, or simply after invoking the presence of the Buddha.

  1. Avoid killing, directly or indirectly.
  2. Avoid stealing and misappropriation.
  3. Avoid sexual contact.
  4. Avoid lying and deception.
  5. Avoid intoxication.
  6. Avoid overeating.
  7. Avoid ornamentation and high beds and seats.
  8. Avoid frivolous entertainment.

If you would like further guidance on this practice, please feel free to contact Tashi Nyima at

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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1 Response to Monk for a day

  1. Yue-han Su says:

    Excellent suggestion.

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