The Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony is a buddhist ritual that is comprised of four parts:
Acknowledging the timeless cost of cause and effect and vowing to be more mindful of our actions.
FOUR BODHISATTVA VOWS
A bodhisattva is a being who vows once enlightenment is attained, he or she will remain in this realm to help other beings attain enlightenment.
We vow to……
Embrace and sustain all action
Embrace and sustain all that is good.
Embrace and sustain all beings
We vow to refrain from……..
Taking what is not given
Intoxicating mind or body
Speaking of the faults of others
Praising self at the expense of others
Being possessive of anything, especially the dharma
Disparaging the Triple Treasure of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
DEDICATION of this Ceremony to all beings across time.