6 week study and discussion group
Exploring Buddhist Practice – The Five Precepts
A study course open to anyone who can practice the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana and who wants to explore Buddhism. You may join at the start of any new module at any point in the year.
What are Buddhist ethics about?
To live is to act, and our actions can have either harmful or beneficial consequences for oneself and others. Buddhist ethics is concerned with the principles and practices that help one to act in ways that help rather than harm. The core ethical code of Buddhism is known as the five precepts, and these are the distillation of its ethical principles. The precepts are not rules or commandments, but ‘principles of training’, which are undertaken freely and need to be put into practice with intelligence and sensitivity.The Buddhist tradition acknowledges that life is complex and throws up many difficulties, and it does not suggest that there is a single course of action that will be right in all circumstances. Indeed, rather than speaking of actions being right or wrong, Buddhism speaks of the being skilful (kusala) or unskilful (akusala). In Triratna, our faith in the Three Jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha finds everyday practical expression in our aspiration to live by ethical precepts, to the best of our ability.
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N.B. This 6 week course will run over 7 weeks with a break of one week on the Thursday before the Easter Holidays (18th April) and will then continue until Thursday 23rd May
Dates and Times
6 weeks Thursday, 11th April, 2019
Times: 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Prices and Bookings
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