Precepts as Gateway: Jukai

How shall I live?  ... the most fundamental of spiritual questions.  One aspect of our response is ethics, the investigation of what should and should not be done.  The Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts represent our aspiration to live an ethical life and our commitment to the continual inquiry that such a life demands. They are the wisdom of the Buddhas and Ancestors handed down through the generations and also something that already lives within our own heart.  They must be lived out moment to moment from a sincere intention or they either become rigid measures of right and wrong or just weak suggestions.  Finding this moment to moment sincerity is the invitation of the precepts! This four part teaching will include three Sunday dharma talks on ethics and the Bodhisattva Precepts

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