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Living an ethical life in the modern world.

A three week series with special guest teacher Jenny Wilks.

When we think of ethical practice in Buddhism, we often focus on the traditional five precepts. However a longer list of ten paths of skillful action (kusala-kamma-patha) occurs more frequently in the early texts. They overlap with the five precepts, and can help to reveal further what it means to live an ethically skillful life and how this encompasses and transforms the activities of body, speech, and mind. We will explore how these paths are described in the Pali texts and how we can understand and practice them in the modern world.

  • March 17 – Skillful paths of bodily action
  • March 24 – No meeting today. The church needs the space for their Maundy Thursday ceremony.
  • March 31 – Skillful paths of speech
  • April 7 – Skillful paths of mind

Read teacher biographies on our Teacher Page.

Everyone is welcome. Chairs are provided. Bring a cushion and mat if you prefer to sit on the wood floor.

IMSB relies upon the generosity of participants to support our teachers and cover organizational expenses. Dana is a word in the ancient Pali language that describes donations, offerings and generosity. Two bowls will be available at an event to practice dana for the teacher and IMSB; we encourage you to give joyfully and generously, according to your resources and means. IMSB is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.