Date: February 23, 2013
Times: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This month at our Men’s Practice Day Sravaniya visits us from the Boston sangha to lead a vibrant study of ethical speech.
To begin with, Buddhists adopt the Five Precepts as a working ground for ethical practice, and the fourth precept is concerned with truthful speech. When one becomes ordained and takes on the expanded set of Ten Precepts, speech becomes a larger and more refined part of one’s ethics – with a focus not just on truthfulness, but also speech that is harmonious, kindly and meaningful, and not divisive, harsh or frivolous.
We’ll discuss these dharmacari precepts, and explore more deeply the ethical basis behind how we communicate – something that we do very frequently!
As a helpful foundation for the day, men may want to read the third chapter of Sangharakshita’s book “The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path.”
(Audio talks of this material can also be found on Free Buddhist Audio here: http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=49)
Schedule for the day:
9:00 a.m. - Begin the day
9:30 a.m. - Meditation
10:30 a.m. – Coffee/Topic of Discussion/Study
12:15 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - Study & Discussion
2:15 p.m. - Puja
Note: Lunch for the day is potluck, so please bring a dish to share with the other men!
Aryaloka Men’s Practice Days are an opportunity for men in the sangha to spend time together in meditation and discussion around aspects of the Dharma. One of the day’s primary purposes is to support spiritual friendship within the men’s sangha and create an environment in which men can study together and build relationships with each other.
|Times:||9 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
|Registration:||No registration necessary|
|Other dates:||3/24, (no Apr.), 5/11, 6/2|
|Level:||Open to All|