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Bodhisattva Vows

The Ten Bodhisattva Vows

I vow not to kill
I vow not to steal
I vow not to misuse sex
I vow not to lie
I vow not to misuse drugs/intoxicants
I vow not to gossip
I vow not to praise myself at the expense of others
I vow not to be stingy
I vow not to use anger
I vow not to disparage the teaching or my companions on the Way

—PZI Vows as Koans

Text November 2, 2023

The Way Things Are Is Mysterious and Hard to See

Allison Atwill, Jesse Cardin, Tess Beasley

Allison, Tess and Jesse lead us into the heart of PZI practice—what it means to take refuge, how to work with vows as koans, and how, at its root, our life in itself before we’ve improved it is an expression of the Bodhisattva Way.

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