Refuges and Precepts

We'd like to start chanting the "Refuges and Precepts" in unison (rather than call-and-response) from now on at Sangha Evening, so last Thursday Aparacitta and I led an evening where we explored all of the words, including the meaning of all the Pali ones... so that you know what you are chanting! Of course, you are very welcome not to join in with the chanting if you don't feel comfortable doing that and just listen instead.

To help you we will be providing copies of all the words (and the translations) every week and we have also uploaded them and the notes on the "Resources and Links" page of our website


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