Precepts of the Bodhisattva - 16 Precepts

6 Tuesdays - April 4 - May 9, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Taught by Audrey Charlton, Judson Dunn, Maite Leal, Garth Monroe & Karl Singler

Designed for those who have taken the introduction to Zen Meditation series and practitioners who are interested in the ethical precepts of Zen. The 16 Bodhisattva Precepts are descriptions of mindful and responsible action that go hand-in-hand with Zen meditation. Here we will study: Who was Shakyamuni Buddha and what was his central teaching? What does it mean to be a bodhisattva and take the bodhisattva vow? Why should we confess and acknowledge our ancient twisted karma? What is the significance of taking refuge in Buddha, dharma and sangha? We will also explore the 10 basic precepts, including not killing, not stealing, not lying, and more.

Join Senior Members of HZC in this 6 week series. The text for the class "Being Upright" by Tenshin Reb Anderson Roshi is available for purchase at the Center.

Being Upright takes us beyond the conventional interpretation of the precepts to the ultimate meaning that informs them. 

Each class begins with meditation.