The Five Mindfulness Trainings: Further Reading


The Five Mindfulness Trainings are also known as the Five Precepts. They are understood differently by Buddhists in different traditions. In reading these articles, you may encounter divergent throughts about the Trainings. These divergences arise more from differences in emphasis than from doctrinal differences among Buddhist traditions.


The following links are presented because there is something of value in each of them and in considering various perspectives. What you think will result from walking your own path. Enjoy every step!

The Healing Power of the Precepts by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Going for Refuge/Taking the Precepts by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Taking The Five Precepts: What Does It Mean? by Neil Bartholomew of the Providence Zen Center

The Five Precepts by Sunthorn Plamintr, Ph.D

On the Five Precepts dharma talk by Zen Master Wu Bong of the Providence Zen Center