6 Mondays, November 11 - December 16, 6:30-8:30 pm, led by Sekkei Audrey Charlton with 11 members of HZC.
The practice of Zen allows each of us to sit upright in the middle of our life as it actually is. When we glimpse our true relationship with all beings, this naturally leads to an ethical way of life.
What are basic Zen ethics? The Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts offer an exploration of interconnectedness and mutual ethical responsibility.
This is an Intermediate Level class, open to intermediate and advanced practitioners. Each class includes 25 minutes of meditation, study, and discussion. Participants are requested to use either of two texts: Being Upright, by Tenshin Reb Anderson (copies are available at the Center for purchase) or Waking Up to What We Do, by Diane Rizzetto (copies are available online and will possibly be available at the Center). Each class begins with meditation.
Sekkei Audrey Charlton is senior member of HZC and serves on the Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Center's Kaleidoscope Working Group who is advancing in her practice of grandmother mind.
Class 1: Introduction: Refuges and Triple Treasure. Sekkei Audrey Charlton and Rev. Gyōzan Royce Johnson.
Class 2: Respect for Life: The precepts Do Not Kill and Three Pure Precepts. Rev. Zengetsu Vicki Glenn and Meiya Sally Muñoz.
Class 3: Generosity: The precepts Do Not Steal and Do Not be Avaricious. Shindō Neely Atkinson and Sanran Maite Leal.
Class 4: Honor the Body and Mind: The precepts Refrain from Intoxicants and Do Not Misuse Sexuality. Busen Basia Sobas and Jigetsu Robert Vogler.
Class 5: Embody the Truth: The precepts Do Not Lie and Do Not Slander. Kyōshin Anna Gonzalez and Kōkai Kent Rutter.
Class 6: Reflect the Interdependence of All: The precepts Do Not Elevate Self Above Others and Do Not Harbor Ill Will. Hōdō Zack Becker and Kyōgetsu Eileen Dwyer.