Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Buddha-Basics (Part VII) — Acting Right

  1. #1

    Buddha-Basics (Part VII) — Acting Right

    The fourth branch of the Eightfold Path is Right Action — acting in accord with the Buddhist Precepts. Neither commandments nor laws, the Precepts serve as arrows pointing toward a peaceful, balanced, healthful life and world.

    We are guided to seek, as we can, to abstain from harming others and ourselves, to abstain from taking life, from taking what is not given through stealing or dishonesty, to abstain from destructive sexual conduct. Positively stated, right action is to act kindly and compassionately, to be honest, to respect others, and to keep relationships healthful.

    As we can, we act seeking to avoid harm to oneself or others, and in ways that are healthful and helpful to ourselves and others — knowing that there is, ultimately, no difference between oneself and others.

    Each summer, at our Treeleaf Sangha, we begin a course of preparation for Jukai, a ceremony of ‘Undertaking the Precepts’ and committing to this Path. That includes personal study and reflection on each of the Precepts. I hope that some people so inclined might join us in that, and would contact me if so.

    CLICK HERE for today’s Sit-A-Long video.



    Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 15 to 35 minutes is recommended.
    Last edited by Jundo; 03-21-2020 at 03:52 PM.

  2. #2
    Thanks, Jundo. That was great.

    Gassho,
    Rick

  3. #3


    Gassho
    Lisa
    sat today

  4. #4
    Thank you Jundo, for a wonderfully clear teaching,
    Gassho,
    David
    sattoday

  5. #5
    Thanks Jundo

    Gassho
    Dave
    sat today

  6. #6
    Thank you


    ..sat2day•
    合掌

  7. #7

  8. #8
    Gassho,
    Jason

    Sat this day


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    Al of this reading from 1 to 8 is so important to my understanding Thank You Jundo, Tai Shi sat today Gassho.
    Kindness, Ubasoku, Calm Poetry, I seek always to support.

  10. #10
    Cyd
    Guest


    Cyd
    Sat2day

  11. #11
    I will undertake the precepts this year also Tai Shi std Gassho and deep bows.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Kindness, Ubasoku, Calm Poetry, I seek always to support.

  12. #12
    Thank you for another teaching Jundo.

    Gassho,
    John Miller
    SatToday

  13. #13

  14. #14
    Thank you, Jundo.



    Teiro

    sat today
    Teiro

  15. #15
    Thank you for the beautiful lesson. Where would one find more information on the next Jukai ceremony?

    Gassho,
    Jon
    SatToday

  16. #16
    Hello Jon,

    Welcome to Treeleaf! Jukai commitment ceremonies are held annually in mid-January, following our 3-month, fall Ango period. As we approach Ango this fall, members will be invited to undertake Jukai preparations and sewing a Rakusu. In the meantime, please feel at home, get to know us, develop your zazen practice, and participate actively in your Sangha community, especially in the Friday evening Zazenkai. If you are unable to participate as the event occurs, the recording will be posted immediately so that you can sit along with us, knowing that you are still sitting with us, no distance away from us. Also, please jump into any forum discussions that catch your eye. Ask lots of questions. We look forward to getting to know you.

    Gassho,
    遜道念芸 Nengei
    Sat today. LAH.

  17. #17
    I can see how the taking of a life leads a lot of Buddhists to become vegetarians. That life can be as small as an insect, but it has value.

    gassho
    lent a hand
    Jen
    Gassho
    Jen [tranquility]

Similar Threads

  1. Buddha-Basics (Part VI) — Speaking Right
    By Jundo in forum Buddha-Basics
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 06-22-2022, 12:37 AM
  2. Buddha-Basics (Part XI) — Zazen-ing Right
    By Jundo in forum Buddha-Basics
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-20-2021, 03:24 PM
  3. Buddha-Basics (Part X) — Mindfully Right
    By Jundo in forum Buddha-Basics
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 05-03-2021, 02:37 PM
  4. Buddha-Basics (Part IV) — Viewing Right
    By Jundo in forum Buddha-Basics
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 11-06-2020, 10:02 PM
  5. Buddha-Basics (Part XV) — Karma
    By Jundo in forum Buddha-Basics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-28-2010, 03:28 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •