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  • Taking the Five Precepts Online

    You may take Refuge and take the Five Buddhist Precepts anytime right here from this page. Even if you have taken them before you can reaffirm them by going to a private place and chanting along (click play on the audio below). Going for Refuge and taking the Precepts define a person as a practising Buddhist.

    Going for Refuge gives a continuous perspective on life by referring to one's conduct and understanding of the qualities of the Buddha (wisdom), Dhamma (truth) and Sangha (virtue). The Precepts are for reflection and to define one's actions as a responsible human being. There is a formal means of requesting Refuge and Precepts from a bhikkhu/bhikkhuni, which is as follows:





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    After bowing three times, with hands joined in Anjali, recite the following:

    Mayam Bhante/Aye, tisaranena saha panca siilaani yaacaama
    Dutiyampi mayam Bhante/Aye, tisaranena saha panca siilaani yaacaama
    Tatiyampi mayam Bhante/Aye, tisaranena saha panca siilaani yaacaama
    We, Venerable Sir/Madam, request the three Refuges and the Five Precepts.
    For the second time, we, Venerable Sir/Madam, request the three Refuges and the Five Precepts.
    For the third time, we, Venerable Sir/Madam, request the three Refuges and the Five Precepts.
    Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammaasambuddhassa
    Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammaasambuddhassa
    Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammaasambuddhassa

    Buddham saranam gacchaami
    Dhammam saranam gacchaami
    Sangham saranam gacchaami

    Dutiyampi buddham saranam gacchaami
    Dutiyampi dhammam saranam gacchaami
    Dutiyampi sangham saranam gacchaami

    Tatiyampi buddham saranam gacchaami
    Tatiyampi dhammam saranam gacchaami
    Tatiyampi sangha"m saranam gacchaami

    Leader:
    Tisaranagamanam nitthitam

    Response:
    -- Ama Bhante/Aye
    Homage to the Blessed One, the Noble One, the Perfectly Enlightened One.
    Homage to the Blessed One, the Noble One, the Perfectly Enlightened One.
    Homage to the Blessed One, the Noble One, the Perfectly Enlightened One.

    To the Buddha I go for refuge.
    To the Dhamma I go for refuge.
    To the Sangha I go for refuge.

    For the second time, to the Buddha I go for refuge.
    For the second time, to the Dhamma I go for refuge.
    For the second time, to the Sangha I go for refuge.

    For the third time, to the Buddha I go for refuge.
    For the third time, to the Dhamma 1 go for refuge.
    For the third time, to the Sangha I go for refuge.

    Leader:
    This completes the going to the Three Refuges.

    Response:
    -- Yes, Venerable Sir/Madam.

    To undertake the precepts, repeat each precept after the leader:

    1. Paanaatipaataa veramanii sikkhaapadam samaadiyaami
    2. Adinnaadaanaa veramanii sikkhaapadam samaadiyaami
    3. Kaamesu micchaacaaraa veramanii sikkhaapadam samaadiyaami
    4. Musaavaadaa veramanii sikkhaapadam samaadiyaami
    5. Suraamerayamajjapamaadatthaanaa veramanii sikkhaapadam samaadiyaami

    Leader:
    Imaani pańcasikkhaapadaani
    Siilena sugatim yanti
    Siilena bhoga-sampadaa
    Siilena nibbutm yanti
    Tasmaa siilam visodhaye

    Response:
    -- Saadhu, saadhu, saadhu
    -(bow three times)-
    1. I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.
    2. I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given.
    3. I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual misconduct.
    4. I undertake the precept to refrain from incorrect speech.
    5. I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating liquors and drugs which lead to carelessness.


    Leader:

    These Five Precepts
    Have morality as a vehicle for happiness,
    Have morality as a vehicle for good fortune,
    Have morality as a vehicle for liberation.
    Let morality therefore be purified.

    Response:
    -- Well said, well said, well said!
    -(bow three times)-

    Once you have taken the Five Precepts, if you like, (and you're a community member) you may get Sangha acknowledgement online here
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