Repeats every month on the third Thursday until Fri Dec 31 2010 .
Monthly Sila/integrity Circle
We meet to support each others' development of integrity in regards to each person's actions being in harmony with their values as well as the Buddhist precepts of non-violence/truthfulness/not stealing/sexual responsibility/sobriety - every member of the group can define which precepts or values they are focusing on for themselves.
Initial meeting to discuss possibilities for a monthly group to explore and support each other in our practice of Sila. Contact the kyira (at) diydharma . org for the address (meeting will be held at Rachel's house).
Of the three aspects of the path- good conduct, meditation, wisdom- it is sila, or conduct, which is primary, and sila which gets the least attention. How the practice of precepts and restraint goes beyond moralism and self-righteousness to be a powerful ground for the path to freedom.
"A Sangha is a community of resistance, resisting the speed, violence and unwholesome ways of living that are prevalent in our society. Mindfulness is to protect ourselves and others. A good Sangha will lead us in the direction of harmony and awareness. The substance of the practice is most important. The forms can be adapted." ~ Thich Nhat Hahn