Practicing the Precepts (class), GGF 6/24 – 7/29
With Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts
Five Sundays, June 24 – July 29, 7:30 – 8:45 am (no class on July 15)
“When we sit zazen, what precept is not observed, what merit is not actualized?” —Dogen, Shobogenzo zuimonki (Shohaku Okumura translation)
“[O]bservation of precepts and practice of zazen is the same thing, not different, just as our everyday life and zazen practice, is one.” —Suzuki Roshi, August 1, 1970
In this class we will study the 16 Bodhisattva precepts as the full expression of our awakened nature, and reflect on how to skillfully observe and practice them. We will look at the origin of the precepts, discuss and explore precept practice in situations of daily life. There will also be an opportunity to write, learn, and recite by heart. Practicing the precepts is the gate to Zen practice and a way to bring the compassion and the wisdom of the Buddha into our lives.
Fee: $100; $90 current SFZC members; $60 limited income
To Register: Please call the Green Gulch Farm main office at 415.383.3134 or the SFZC Reservations Office at 888.743.9362 or 415.475.9362. Or fill out this online form to have the Reservations Office contact you by phone or email to assist your registration.