Begin in silence

    Welcome

    Dharma Talk

    Silent Meditation

    Nembutsu Practice

    Refuges

    For refuge I go to the Buddha
    The one who shows me the way in this life
    Namo Buddhaya

    For refuge I go to the Dharma
    The way of understanding and love
    Namo Dharmaya

    For refuge I go to the Sangha
    The community that lives in harmony and awareness
    Namo Sanghaya

    Precepts

    With faith in the three jewels I pray that I may not take life
     With faith in the three jewels I pray that I may not steal
    With faith in the three jewels I pray that I may not fall into sexual misconduct
     With faith in the three jewels I pray that I may not fall into wrong speech
    With faith in the three jewels I pray that I may avoid intoxication

    Bodhisattva Vows

    Innumerable are sentient beings:
    Inexhaustible are deluded passions:
    Immeasurable are the Dharma teachings:
    Infinite is the Buddha’s way:
    we vow to save them all
    we vow to transform them all
    we vow to master them all
    we vow to fulfil it completely *

    Three prostrations whilst chanting Namo Amida Bu

    Closing verse

    Blessed by Amitabha’s light
    May we care for all living things
    and the holy Earth