Pratimoshka Promise – by Ganna T.
A List of Vows
Prātimokṣa is a Sanskrit word. The Prātimokṣa is a list of rules that Buddhist monks follow, as these were teachings passed down from Buddha. Among these rules, or vows, one can actually choose which to follow — it’s not an all-or-nothing approach. However, if one is to be considered a “full” monk or nun, then they do have to accept all of the rules/vows.