Five Buddhist Precepts

Five Buddhist Precepts

Classes are typically held at least once per practice period:
• Fall from September through December.
• Winter/spring from January through April.
For upcoming class dates see our Calendar.

Taking the precepts is a formal step to living a Buddhist practice. The Five Precepts we will focus on are to:
• Respect and protect all life.
Respect and protect the property of others.
Respect and protect sexual boundaries.
Respect and protect the truth.
Respect and protect one's mind and body.

Participants will meditate for 30 minutes each day, do 3,000 prostrations over the 12 weeks of the class, read The Dhammapada, and contemplate the precepts. If the Temple is not meeting on Sundays for Dharma talks the entire class will be done on Zoom.

For more information, contact Ven. Yong Su.


The suggested donation for this program is $75 due in full at the first meeting, or in monthly installments via PayPal. Cash or checks are accepted, as well. If you have a financial hardship, please speak with a Dharma Council member. No one is turned away from any of our activities for financial reasons.

Suggested Donation Options:

  • Place your cash or check donation in the dana (donation) boxes at each entrance of the temple.
    Label the envelopes provided with your name if you want a record for year-end taxes.

  • Or mail your donation by check, with the class title on the memo line. Make your check payable and mail to:
    Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple
    451 Division Ave South
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

  • Use PayPal by clicking one of the buttons below.