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The Five Precepts : Basics, part 5

The Five Precepts
By Brian Schell

Today, we start looking at the last of the major Buddhist ‚Äúlists.‚Äù We’ve talked about the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path already. Let’s look at the Five Precepts now. First, I will point out that some groups of Buddhists have eight precepts and some have ten, but these five are . . . → Read More: The Five Precepts : Basics, part 5

Podcast Episode 15: Koans & Precepts & Mandalas & More

Podcast 15 Now Online

Welcome back! I’m Brian your host and welcome to episode 15 of the Daily Buddhism. As always, past episodes and show notes are available at http://www.dailybuddhism.com. Be sure to sign up for the daily email list while you’re there, because not . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 15: Koans & Precepts & Mandalas & More

The OTHER Precepts

The Other Precepts

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A Reader recently wrote:
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As someone is relatively new to Buddhism, I have read about the sixth precept of not eating untimely meals. What does this mean to a western Buddhist?

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And my response:
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We only talked about FIVE precepts, but depending on your group, there may be more. In some cases, there are as many as . . . → Read More: The OTHER Precepts

Podcast Episode 7: The Five Precepts

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I’m Brian your host, and this is the Daily Buddhism Podcast for May 9th, 2008.

 

Before we get on with this week’s lesson, I have a few announcements:

 

I’d like to welcome the hordes of new listeners from iTunes. The numbers of . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 7: The Five Precepts

The Five Precepts: The Five Faultless Gifts

And today, we can read from one of the ancient Buddhist writings that will recap the five precepts.

Five faultless gifts

“There are these five gifts, five great gifts ‚Äî original, long-standing, traditional, ancient, unadulterated, unadulterated from the beginning ‚Äî that are not open to suspicion, will never be open to suspicion, and are . . . → Read More: The Five Precepts: The Five Faultless Gifts