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Precept Study Group

 

We have started a study group for those who would like to discuss the Bodhisattva Precepts together. Whether you are sewing a rakusu and planning to formally receive the precepts, or are just curious and would like to know more about these pillars of Buddhist practice, this is a good low-keyed way to learn. You are invited to join even if you cannot attend every session. For most meetings we will be using Diane Eshin Rizzetto's book, Waking Up to What You Do as a guide to our discussion. Meetings are on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 PM.

If you have any questions you can email Morning Star's Resident Teacher, Mike Fieleke.

 

May 21, 2017

Three Refuges
I take refuge in the Buddha, in Oneness, the awakened nature of all beings. I take refuge in the Dharma, in Diversity, the ocean of wisdom and compassion. I take refuge in the Sangha, in Harmony, the interdependence of all.


For more info including address of meeting email Morning Star's Resident Teacher, Mike Fieleke


June 18, 2017

Three Pure Precepts
Not knowing, thereby giving up fixed ideas about myself and the universe, I vow to cease from evil. Bearing witness to the joy and suffering of the world, I vow to practice good. Honoring wholeness in myself and others, I vow to save all beings.


For more info including address of meeting email Morning Star's Resident Teacher, Mike Fieleke


September 17, 2017

Ten Grave Precepts
1. Recognizing that I am not separate from all that is, I vow to take up the Way of Not Killing.


For more info including address of meeting email Morning Star's Resident Teacher, Mike Fieleke


October 15, 2017

Ten Grave Precepts
2. Being satisfied with what I have, I vow to take up the Way of Not Stealing.


For more info including address of meeting email Morning Star's Resident Teacher, Mike Fieleke


November 19, 2017

Ten Grave Precepts
3. Honoring mutuality and respecting commitment, I vow to take up the Way of Not Misusing Sex.


For more info including address of meeting email Morning Star's Resident Teacher, Mike Fieleke


December 17, 2017

Ten Grave Precepts
4. Listening and speaking from the heart, I vow to take up the Way of Not Speaking Falsely.


For more info including address of meeting email Morning Star's Resident Teacher, Mike Fieleke


January 21, 2018

Ten Grave Precepts
5. Cultivating a mind that sees clearly, I vow to take up the Way of Not Intoxicating Mind and Body.


For more info including address of meeting email Morning Star's Resident Teacher, Mike Fieleke


February 18, 2018

Ten Grave Precepts
6. Unconditionally accepting what each moment has to offer, I vow to take up the Way of Not Finding Fault with Others.


For more info including address of meeting email Morning Star's Resident Teacher, Mike Fieleke


March 18, 2018

Ten Grave Precepts
7. Meeting others on equal ground, I vow to take up the Way of Not Elevating Myself at the Expense of Others.


For more info including address of meeting email Morning Star's Resident Teacher, Mike Fieleke


April 15, 2018

Ten Grave Precepts
8. Transforming suffering into wisdom, I vow to take up the Way of Not Harboring Ill Will.


For more info including address of meeting email Morning Star's Resident Teacher, Mike Fieleke


May 20, 2018

Ten Grave Precepts
9. Using all the ingredients of my life, I vow to take up the Way of Not Sparing the Dharma Assets.


For more info including address of meeting email Morning Star's Resident Teacher, Mike Fieleke


June 17, 2018

Ten Grave Precepts
10. Honoring my life as an instrument of the Great Way, I vow to take up the Way of Not Defaming the Three Treasures.


For more info including address of meeting email Morning Star's Resident Teacher, Mike Fieleke