Precepts Classes

Precepts Classes
Date:
Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Schedule: 6 - 7 pm
Price: Donations welcomed

 

Preparing to take the Five Precepts

 

 "If people honored these simple precepts, many of the world's problems would disappear. One person's taking the Five Precepts and living in accord with them benefits everyone." -- Zen Teacher Hogen Bays

Everyone is welcome to attend the classes, whether or not you are a member, or are preparing to take these vows.  Please read the brochure "Taking the Five Precepts" for more information. You may want to listen to Hogen's talk about the first five precepts (and Jukai, all 16 precepts) by clicking here.

Class schedule:

9/13:    1. I vow not to kill, but to cherish all life.

9/20:    2. I vow not to steal, but to respect the things of others.

9/27:    3. I vow not to misuse sexual energy, but to be honest and respectful in mind and action.

10/11:   4. I vow not to lie, but to speak the truth.

10/18:   5. I vow not to misuse drugs or alcohol, but to keep the mind clear.

Ryushin Creedon, Temple Priest

Ryushin Creedon, Temple Priest

Ryushin began formal Zen training with Chozen and Hogen Bays in 2000. He spent nine years in residential training at Great Vow Zen Monastery. Ryushin was ordained in 2005, and has served on the board for both ZCO and the Soto Zen Buddhist Association.