What does it mean to receive the Bodhisattva Precepts (Jukai) ?

 
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What does it mean to receive the Bodhisattva Precepts (Jukai) ?

Head Teacher Ejo McMullen
Sun April 28 10 AM

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How shall I live?  ... the most fundamental of spiritual questions.  One aspect of our response is ethics, the investigation of what should and should not be done.  The Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts represent our aspiration to live an ethical life and our commitment to the continual inquiry that such a life demands. They are the wisdom of the Buddhas and Ancestors handed down through the generations and also something that already lives within our own heart.  On Sunday, May 5th, two members of the Buddha Eye community will step forward to receive these precepts.  What does that mean?