Not About Being Good: A Sikkha Course

Not About Being Good: A Sikkha Course

The second Wednesday of the month 7pm-9pm

Ethics isn’t separate from meditation. Ethics isn’t separate from wisdom either. They interrelate. Ethics is neither boring nor moralistic. We can bring it alive.

In this short course led by Prajnasisya and Maddava, and held on the second Wednesday evening of each month, the emphasis is placed on the fact that ethics can be practised in day to day life.

You will need a copy of the book by Subhadramati: Not About Being Good - a practical guide to Buddhist ethics. You can buy a copy here.

The aim of the course is to practice the material discussed each month and then report back at the next session, so please bring a pen and paper.

Participation is by donation (Dana). 

Course dates: 

12th October 2022

9th November 2022

14th December 2022

11th January 2023

8th February 2023

8th March 2023

Course takes place 7pm-9pm at Sholden Village Hall, Sholden New Road, Deal CT14 OAH.

There is no need to enrol on this course, just feel welcome to turn up. For any further questions please contact: ekbuddhists@gmail.com

 

Message from Prajnasisya, Chair of East Kent Buddhists:

This week (Wednesday 09/11/22) we will be reporting back on the homework we set last month which is as follows:-

There were two suggestions for home practice. 
You might like to choose one or try both. 
1 - The reflection exercise from page 17 of the book. 
2 - The Commitment exercise from page 29 of the book.

You need to decide how long you will do an exercise for: One week? Two weeks? The whole month?
Choose a time of day that you can set aside for it - the beginning or end of the day, or perhaps two or three times during the day?
Try to find a quiet place where you can focus on the exercise without being disturbed.
Think about how you will remember to do the practice - a reminder on your phone? A sticker on the fridge door?
We also need to make notes of how we get on with the practice, our experiences, any difficulties. We will share our experiences in small groups at the class next month (November 9th).

All the material is covered in more detail in chapter one of Subhadramati’s excellent book “Not About Being Good”. 
It would be useful to read this during the month. If time allows you might also like to look at the Introduction and the second chapter.

We will then be looking at the Precepts, particularly the first one, and the Power Mode and The Love mode.