This video recording of the semi-monthly recitation of the Precepts ceremony, which takes place on alternate Wednesdays, is offered here for those for whom it has meaning. And for others, it provides a window on a ceremony held at Throssel and also a view of the Ceremony Hall as well.
At the heart of the ceremony is the Reading of The Kyōjukaimon, Great Master Dōgen’s text of the Buddhist Precepts, by the celebrant. The Bodhisattva vows also feature; these are recited by everyone present following the precentor’s lead. They are as follows:
However innumerable beings may be, I vow to save them all,
However inexhaustible the passions may be, I vow to transform them all,
However limitless the Dharma may be, I vow to comprehend it completely,
However infinite the Buddha’s Truth is, I vow to realize it.