For the weekend, during Nyung Nye we undertake the eight precepts of a monastic. Normally lay people only observe the first five.

The Emptiness of Prayer—Who Do We Pray To? “You and the Buddha are not separate realities.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

Namaste is often used in conjunction with the Anjali Mudra as a  greeting, often between Buddhists, however it is equally correct to use Anjali Mudra with "Welcome" or the language of the person greeting or being greeted.

Namaste: Respect Overcomes Pride, a Universal Greeting, and a Sign of Reverence

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