By taking precepts, one is accepting higher teachings on Buddhism and committing themselves more to spiritual practice. This year, Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, CA, is hosting a Five Precepts and Bodhisattva Precepts Retreat for dedicated Buddhist practitioners. Details are as follows:
1. Objective: To propagate the higher teachings of Buddhism and enhance spiritual purification of all beings.
2. Qualification: Practicing Buddhists
(Basic requirement: have taken refuge in the Triple Gem)
3. Date: July 12–14, 2018 (Thursday–Saturday)
4. Place: Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple
a. Registration fee $30 (non-refundable)
b. Meals and accommodation will be provided by the temple (donations welcome).
c. Please provide your own haiching (black robe), arhat shoes, white socks, and inner
d. Precept robes (brown robes) will be provided by the temple for new preceptees. For
those who are renewing their Five Precepts and/or the Bodhisattva Precepts, please
bring your own precept robe.
(Donations are welcome for precept robes: US$25 each.)
a. Registration Deadline: June 20, 2018 (Space is limited, please register early.)
b. Register online here or ask for a registration form at your local branch temple.
c. Limit: 160 people.
d. For applicants from outside Los Angeles, please contact your local FGS branch temples to arrange for drop-off and pick-up to and from the airport.
a. Turn in a copy of your valid medical insurance card and one 2”x 2” photo (passport
size, b/w or color)
Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple
Attn: Five Precepts and Bodhisattva Precepts Retreat
3456 Glenmark Drive, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Tel: (626) 961-9697 ext. 112
Fax: (626) 369-1944