Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts

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For a life of harmony and clarity.

This series will explore virtue as the indispensable foundation of Buddhist practice. The series will emphasize the five training precepts, and may explore action, ethics, kamma, and cause-effect dynamics. The precepts are not rules to be obediently followed; they serve as guidelines for the intentional development of compassion, mindfulness, and wisdom. These five precepts offer us a joyful method to cultivate the heart, nurture harmony in our relationships, and free the mind from inner forces of greed and anger that if unrestrained may cause suffering for ourselves and others.

  • July 7 – Refraining from Intoxication with Angie Boissevain
  • July 14 – Refraining from Stealing with Shaila Catherine
  • July 21 – Refraining from Sexual Misconduct with Drew Oman
  • July 28 – Refraining from False Speech with Shaila Catherine
  • August 4 – Refraining from Killing with Ayya Santussika
  • August 11 – Deepening Practice with Sharon Allen

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.

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