Class – The Precepts

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Date(s) - Wed, 04/12/2023
5:40 pm - 7:30 pm

Zazen 5:40-6:10
Class  6:15-7:30
In person and online – 12.00 per class if you attend all, 15.00 per individual class

Class time is approximate depending on number of people attending and length of discussions.

The only required reading for the class is the Full Moon Ceremony Service. (Link to PDF below)

Class 3/22 Kelly and Liam

  • Introduction to Precepts
  • 1. I vow not to kill

Lecture 3/25 Kelly and Liam

  • The 3 refuges

Class 3/29 Steve and Kate

  • 2. I vow not to take what is not given
  • 3. I vow not to misuse sexuality

Lecture 4/1 Steve and Kate

 –  Pure Precepts

Class 4/12 Kelly and Liam

  • 4. I vow not to lie
  • 5. I vow not to intoxicate self or others

Lecture 4/15 Kelly and Liam

  • 6. I vow not to speak of others faults
  • 7. I vow not to praise self at the expense of others

Class 4/19 Steve and Kate

  • 8. I vow not to be possessive of anything
  • 9. I vow not to harbor ill will

Lecture 4/22 Steve and Kate

  • 10. I vow to respect the Buddha, unfold the Dharma and nourish the Sangha
  • Summary / Group discussion


The Heart of Being: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen Buddhism, John Daido Loori

Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts, Reb Anderson

Waking Up to What You Do: A Zen Practice for Meeting Every Situation with Intelligence and Compassion, Diane Eshin Rizzetto

The Mind of Clover: Essays in Zen Buddhist Ethics
Robert Aiken

Full Moon Ceremony PDF



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