Precepts I: Entering the Way of Compassion
About This Event
The moral and ethical teachings of the Buddha are fundamental to all schools of Buddhism and they are a vital aspect of training within the Mountains and Rivers Order. Easily misunderstood as a simple list of rules, the Precepts are a profound expression of compassion grounded in open-ended awareness and wisdom. The extent to which the Precepts become real in our lives is equal to how concretely we practice and apply them in our particular circumstances.
Using zazen, talks, and discussions to elicit honest reflection, this retreat will introduce us to these ancient and profoundly relevant touchstones of the Buddha Way and how to put them to use.
Recommended reading: The Heart of Being by John Daido Loori, Roshi.
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