Six Monday evenings, March 1 to April 5, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Exploring Buddhist Practice: The Five Precepts
This Course is open to all Mitras, plus anyone who feels like going a bit deeper with their practice in the context of the SFBC. It's part two of the Foundation Course - aka Year one of the Dharma Training Course for Mitras.
Mitras who have already completed this study or have similar experience may want to take the year 3 course beginning at the same time. Participants from both courses will come together at the beginning of each class for a short meditation.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email us.
Here's an excerpt from the introduction.
Many people in the West have negative associations with the whole idea of ethics, because this has become mixed up with ideas of ‘good’ behaviour that can limit our individuality and be unhelpful for our development. But a true practice of ethics is not about limiting our individuality – it is about expressing it. The word ‘ethic’ is derived from the Greek word ‘ethos’. To be truly ethical is to live by our ethos: to live by a set of principles and values we have freely chosen, because they reflect our deepest aspirations and sense of meaning. For many of us this idea has become confused with distorted versions of ethics, the most obvious of which are authoritarian ethics and conventional ethics.
See also the SFBC Ethical Guidelines.
To register: enter the amount you wish to donate in the Event Donation box and click add to cart. Suggested donation is based on $5 - $10 per evening, so $30 to $60 for the whole course. Donations are very much appreciated but always optional - if you are experiencing financial difficulties please feel free to enter 0 in the box, and click 'pay later' on the payment page. We'll send you the zoom link nearer the time.