New Years purification and vows for next year


It is common practice to end the year in Buddhism by reviewing our negative actions and promising to try not to do them again as well as doing purification practices such as Vajrasattva Mantras or Prayers to the 35 confession Buddhas in order to reduce the negative effects of these actions. This is often done on the last day of the year.

On the first day of the new year, we retake our precepts and rejoice in the positive actions that we have done in the past year.

I have created a combined ceremony that reviews and purifies negative actions and rejoices in positive actions and retakes our vows. It can be found at the following link:

http://www.peacefulgarden.ca/Prayers/PreceptTakingPractice.pdf

Please consider doing this practice in order to start the year off on a good footing.

All the Best…..

Larry

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About larryreside

Technical Administrator for the Westport Lions Club Website and Instructor @ the Peaceful Garden Meditation Group - A Group that studies and practices Buddhist Psychology and Meditation in the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
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