Precepts Discussion Group

Recommended books on the Precepts

The Mind of Clover (Aitken)
Waking Up to What You Do (Rizetto)
Being Upright (Anderson)
If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will Break (Ford)
The Heart of Being (Loori)

Recommended Books on the Precepts and Society

The Great Awakening (Loy)
The New Social Face of Buddhism (Jones)
Money Sex War Karma (Loy)
Pavement (Jensen)
Razor-Wire Dharma (Malone)

The Precepts of Skillful Action are the heart of what it means to practice Zen off the cushion--and their study is an endlessly rich, ever-unfolding practice.

The previous cycle of Precepts Classes began in December  2020 and has now ended. The next is TBA.

This study is open to all, whether you are just curious or intending to participate in Jukai (the formal ceremony of receiving the Precepts) or perhaps feeling the need to revisit these timeless descriptions of an awakened life as a source of inspiration and solace. It is always an honor to share Precepts study together.

The Precepts themselves can be found in our liturgy book.

Those who are interested in sewing a rakusu may be able to purchase a rakusu sewing kit and receive sewing instructions. Please contact [email protected] for information about the monthly rakusu sewing group. Rakusus must be black and hand-sewn unless physical limitations make that difficult for you.