Dedication Of Practice Space

We dedicate this place to the Three Jewels:

To the Buddha, the Ideal of Enlightenment
to which we aspire;
To the Dharma, the path of the Teaching
which we follow;
To the Sangha, the Spiritual Fellowship with
one another which we enjoy.
Here may no idle word be spoken;
Here may no unquiet thought disturb our minds.

To the observance of the Five Precepts,
We dedicate this place;
To the practice of Meditation,
We dedicate this place;
To the development of Wisdom,
We dedicate this place.

Though in the world outside there is strife,
Here may there be peace;
Though in the world outside there is hate,
Here may there be love;
Though in the world outside there is grief,
Here may there be joy.

Not by the chanting of the Sacred Scriptures,
Not by the sprinkling of holy water,
But by our own efforts toward Enlightenment
We dedicate this place

Around this Mandala, this sacred spot,
May the lotus petals of purity open;
Around this Mandala, this sacred spot,
May the Vajra-wall of determination extend;
Around this Mandala, this sacred spot,
May the flames that transmute Samsara into Nirvana arise.

Here seated, here practicing,
May our mind become Buddha,
May our thought become Dharma,
May our communication with one another be Sangha.

For the happiness of all beings,
For the benefit of all beings,
With body, speech and mind,
We dedicate this place.