Precept Study Classes
Every year we study the Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts. Even those of us who have been committed to the precepts for a long time find it useful to explore them regularly. Precept study classes will be led by senior students who have taken Jukai.
Classes will be based on various sources, but if you would like to read a book on the precepts as you take this class series, click here for four recommendations. (Domyo’s personal favorite is Waking Up to What You Do.)
If you are thinking of receiving the precepts and formally becoming a Zen Buddhist at our Jukai Ceremony this year (May 17th), please speak to Domyo about your intention, and plan to attend all of these classes (or plan to listen to the audio if you can’t attend).
March 3rd – Intro to precept practice, confession verse, 3 pure precepts
March 10th – Do not kill – cultivate and encourage life
March 17th – Online – Do not steal – honor the gift not yet given
March 24th – Online – Do not misuse sexuality – remain faithful in relationships
March 31st – Online – Do not speak dishonestly – communicate truthfully
April 7th – Online – Do not become intoxicated – polish clarity, dispel delusion
April 14th – Online – Do not dwell on past mistakes – create wisdom from ignorance
April 21st – Online – Do not praise self or blame others – maintain modesty, extol virtue
April 28th – Online – Do not be mean with dharma or wealth – share understanding, give freely of self
May 5th – Do not indulge anger – cultivate equanimity
May 12th – Do not defame the three treasures
Sunday, May 17th – Jukai Ceremony