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2018 Annual Precepts Retreat Public Talks

Through a series of talks we will discuss the Bodhisattva Precepts and how they contribute to Sangha Harmony along with a general introduction to the paramitas and how each involves body, speech and mind as our theme. While recognizing that all ten of the grave precepts involve body, body speech and mind; it seems that some are more focused on one of those three aspects of human life. We will weave the thread of sangha harmony through the public talks of four speakers and then engage in a Sunday Sangha Conversation to end our Annual Precepts Retreat.


If you can’t make it in person join us online. We will be streaming the Public Talks via Mixlr. Download the app or connect on your computer to hear live streaming Public Talks at ASZC. Those connecting on Mixlr can participate in the discussion by messaging. Click on the link below and search for Atlanta Soto Zen Center. Mixlr link

 

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Introduction

Zenku Jerry Smyers, Mission Mountain Zen Group, Montana 

Introduction to the three pure precepts, the refuges and how they all contribute to Sangha Harmony along with a general introduction to the paramitas and how every single one of them involves body, speech and mind. Tuesday July 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm Eastern Time

 

 

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Harmony of Body: Listening with the Whole being

Kido Jimmyle Listenbee, Oxford Soto Zen, Mississippi

Precepts Not to kill; Not to take what is not given; Not to misuse sexuality and Refrain from intoxicants plus an exercise in using the precepts to deepen sangha harmony
Wednesday July 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm Eastern Time

 

 

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Harmony in Speech: Tuning

Sangaku Dan Joslyn, Falmouth Soto Zen Sangha, Massachusetts

Precepts: Not to Lie; Not to Slander; Not to praise self at the expense of others; in relationship to Paramitas: Ksanti (patience) and Virya (energy) 
Thursday July 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm Eastern Time

 

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Harmony of Mind

Taiun Elliston-roshi, Abbot, Silent Thunder Order and Atlanta Soto Zen Center, Georgia

Precepts: Do not spare the Dharma Assets in relationship to Paramitas: Dana (Generosity)
Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm Eastern Time

 

 

Summary of  the teachings of the precepts and the paramitas and how they can enhance individual, community and world harmony. Sunday July 15, 2018 10:00 am to 11:00 am Eastern Time

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