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Having recently reupped the Refuges and Precepts in a public ceremony at a Theravadan temple with an aged abbot I can report that the entirely voluntary ceremony, offered at the end of a retreat on t… ((more))
Welcome @Alex . To add to the suggestions, you can find a searchable contemporary translation of the Buddhist suttas at http://suttacentral.com. Also, Bhante Gunaratana’s 8 Lifetime Precepts and the … ((more))
I meditate in the middle of the day (I am currently working from home) and late at night as I sometimes have trouble sleeping. I try to take Refuge and recite the Precepts every other day, switching … ((more))
Addictions seek to fill a “God-sized hole” inside the addict, as they say in AA. Or maybe a Buddha-sized hole for non-monotheists. My substance of choice (five years sober) made me feel like my true … ((more))