Five Buddhist Precepts for Ethical Living – Sunday Online Class Series
October 17 - November 21, 2021
3:30 pm to 4:30pm PT; October 17, 24 , 31; November 7, 14, 21.
The heart of our practice is zazen (meditation) and ethics. The ethical foundation of Zen Buddhism is the Five Precepts. We uphold the Precepts through active and ongoing work in our life. The Five Precepts are:
- I vow not to kill, but to cherish all life.
- I vow not to steal, but to respect the things of others.
- I vow not to lie, but to speak the truth.
- I vow not to misuse sexual energy, but to be respectful in mind and action.
- I vow not to misuse drugs or alcohol, but to keep the mind clear.
For more about the precepts, please click here.
Everyone is welcome to attend these classes, whether you have already taken the precepts, are considering taking the precepts, or you are simply curious about the ethical guidelines that rest at the foundation of our practice.
This series will include readings, contemplations, practices, online discussion, and experiences concerning the Five Precepts.
The Five Precepts are received at a ceremony before the community as a way to seal our commitment and receive community support for our intentions. If you are interested in receiving the Precepts, please contact the Director of Training.
Zoom link will be sent prior to the first class.
Cost: Free, donations welcomed. Suggested donation $50 ($10/class).
Laura Jomon Martin
Darah Shonin Ashton