For the forthcoming issue of Tricycle we’re putting together a special section on the fifth precept–refraining from taking intoxicants–and we would love to hear your thoughts. Perspectives on the fifth precept vary a great deal–from those who refrain from any and all drugs and alcohol, to those who interpret the term “intoxicants” more loosely and use psychedelics as part of their Buddhist practice. Where do you fall on this spectrum? Send your comments, questions, stories, and opinions to or reply directly to this post. Who knows, your answer might end up in next issue’s special section!

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