Precepts Discussion Group

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 current Precepts Discussion Group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:15pm, both in the zendo and online, from March 21-June 6, 2023 (Instructions document).  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 descriptions of an awakened life as a source of inspiration and solace. It is always an honor to share Precepts study together.

It is fine to miss class due to other commitments. If you are preparing for Jukai, you may make up classes in the next cycle. There is no set fee, but donations are gratefully accepted. 

This discussion group usually runs in 12-week cycles, meeting once per week via zoom. Watch the GBZC Newsletter (subscribe here) for future announcements. We hold a Jukai ceremony as needed, usually once or twice a year. More information is available in Preparing for Jukai

Email [email protected] for more information.