Fall Class – The Precepts
Join Kanshin and SSZ Practice Leaders in exploring the Zen Precepts.
Class held online via zoom. Class begins at 7:00 pm, directly following our regular Tuesday evening meditation, and ends at 8:00 pm.
Our regular Tuesday evening zoom link will work for the class.
THE SIXTEEN BODHISATTVA PRECEPTS
Norman Fischer’s version
The Threefold Refuge
I take refuge in Buddha (the principle of enlightenment within).
I take refuge in dharma (the enlightened way of understanding and living).
I take refuge in sangha (the community of beings).
I vow to avoid all action that creates suffering
I vow to do all action that creates true happiness.
I vow to act with others always in mind.
Not to kill but to nurture life.
Not to steal but to receive what is offered as a gift.
Not to misuse sexuality but to be caring and faithful in intimate relationships.
Not to lie but to be truthful.
Not to intoxicate with substances or doctrines but to promote clarity and awareness.
Not to speak of others’ faults but to speak out of loving-kindness.
Not to praise self at the expense of others but to be modest.
Not to be possessive of anything but to be generous.
Not to harbor anger but to forgive.
Not to do anything to diminish the Triple Treasure but to support and nurture it.
The class is offered at no charge, but please register. Teacher dana may be offered using our donation page – please include a note to that effect so that your gift is properly directed.