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 classes, led by by Jeff Kōgen Seul,
Sensei, began on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 and will run through Wednesday, November 23. The group meets from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. by Zoom. If you are interested, please email [email protected] to register.

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. Classes can be made up in the next cycle.

The next Jukai ceremony is likely to take place during the late Fall of 2022 or in early 2023. Those who are interested in sewing a rakusu may be able to purchase a rakusu sewing kit and receive sewing instructions. Rakusus must be black and hand-sewn unless physical limitations make that difficult for you. More information is available in Preparing for Jukai.