Buddhist Retreat

Five Precepts Retreat

Five Precepts Buddhists should observe the precepts after they have taken refuge in the Triple Gem as the precepts represent the foundation of all
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Five Precepts Buddhists should observe the precepts after they have taken refuge in the Triple Gem as the precepts represent the foundation of all virtuous actions as well as the moral standard for the human race. Although there are different precepts for monastic and lay people, all precepts are based on the Five precepts and that is why the Five Precepts are called the “Foundation Precepts”.

Bodhisattva Precepts Retreat

Bodhisattva & 5 Precepts Retreat is a two-day course with its objectives: to propagate Buddhism and promote the understandings of the Precepts; proper
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Bodhisattva Precepts are a set of moral codes found in Mahayana Buddhism to advance a practitioner along the path to becoming a Bodhisattva. Bodhisattva Precepts Retreat is held with Five Precepts Retreat in a two-day retreat with its objectives: to propagate Buddhism and promote the understandings of the Precepts; proper adherence to the Precepts; and cultivation of devotees' faith and practice will be reinforced resulting in purification of the human minds.

 

Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem

The “Triple Gem” means Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. “Dharma” refers to the teachings of the Buddha and “Sangha” is the collective name for the monastic
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Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem Ceremony         

Eight Precepts Retreat

Lay Buddhists have the opportunity to retreat from the world. This retreat offers peace, tranquility and mindfullness in daily life, and encourage
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Lay Buddhists have the opportunity to retreat from the world. This retreat offers peace, tranquility and mindfullness in daily life, and encourage self-cultivation.

 

The Eight Precepts to be undertaken by all participants are:

Short-Term Monastic Retreat

Short-Term Monastic Retreat is a one-week retreat that allows lay Buddhist or non-Buddhist a chance to learn traditional Buddhist etiquette, to
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Short-Term Monastic Retreat is a one-week retreat that allows lay Buddhist or non-Buddhist a chance to learn traditional Buddhist etiquette, to experience monastic lifestyle and to cultivate the mind and body.

 

The first Short-Term Monastic Retreat organised by Nan Tien Temple was in 1997 and since then everyone's responses were "When is the next one?" From that, Nan Tien Temple organised the Monastic Retreat every year.

 

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