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).
12th October 2022
9th November 2022
14th December 2022
11th January 2023
1st February 2023 - NB in February it is the first Wednesday of the month!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Message from Prajnasisya, Chair of East Kent Buddhists:
Last Wednesday was the 5th evening of our 'Not About Being Good ‘ course. The theme was “Speaking Like a Buddha”.
We had a short meditation followed by a discussion about last month’s home practice.
After the tea break, we looked at the 4 speech precepts.
Home Practice for the month:
- Practice the precept of truthfulness & factual accuracy (P.73 of Subhadramati’s book).
- Choose one or two ways to reduce input (P.77).
- A practice of rejoicing in merits of a friend. Also of someone you have difficulty with if you wish (P.75).
- Continue writing down any regrets in the Vajra booklet.
*Bring the booklet to next month’s class*. They will not be shared but will be used in a short ritual.
Next month’s class will be Wednesday 8th March when, as well as a ritual, we will share our experiences of our practice in groups and look at the 5th precept.
Do come along & join us, even if you haven’t been before.