Preliminary Teachings

Threefold Refuge

  • I go to the Buddha for refuge.
  • I go to the Dhamma for refuge.
  • I go to the Sangha for refuge.

Four Noble Truths

  • The noble truth of dukkha
  • The noble truth of the origin of dukkha
  • The noble truth of the cessation of dukkha
  • The noble truth of the way leading to the cessation of dukkha

Noble Eightfold Path

  • Wisdom
    • right view (MN 9)
    • right intention
  • Ethics
    • right speech
    • right action
    • right livelihood

  • Concentration (MN 10)
    • right effort
    • right mindfulness
    • right concentration

Precepts

  • Refrain from destroying living creatures
  • Refrain from taking that which is not given
  • Refrain from sexual misconduct
  • Refrain from incorrect speech
  • Refrain from intoxicants
  • Refrain from eating after noon
  • Refrain from indulging in entertainments and vanity
  • Refrain from lying on a high or luxurious sleeping place
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