This program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email. Times are ET.
The New Year can be a powerful moment in our practice. A time of reflection, remembrance, renewal, and contemplation of what matters most to our hearts. A time to commit or recommit to the practice of happiness.
The Buddha’s teachings rest on three pillars: sīla (ethical guidelines), samādhi (steadiness), and pañña (wisdom). Each pillar supports the others and the cultivation of all three is essential on the path of awakening. However, ethical living is where we must begin if our practice is to flourish. Ethical living is the foundation for true happiness and freedom.
The Buddha offered us five clear guidelines or precepts to help us live our lives with more happiness. These guidelines invite us to live a life of non-harming and loving-kindness through an investigation of our actions, speech, and thoughts.
In this practice group, we will understand and practice each of the five precepts. We will develop calm and steadiness in our formal meditation. As we explore, discuss, and practice the precepts in daily life, we give ourselves the opportunity to grow in wisdom and compassion. Point the compass of your heart towards happiness through harmlessness. Take up the challenge of your life.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Our time together will include sitting meditation with instructions, talks, and time for discussion and questions. Everyone is welcome.
This program will not be recorded. Full and partial scholarships are available up to 72 hours before the start of the program.
(Closed Captions (CC) for CIMC Programs are generated through “livestreaming” via Rev.com. CIMC programs are not livestreamed to any other platform for any other use.)