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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants at Common Ground Meditation Center

Buddhist Studies Course - The Practice of Integrity

This six-week course examines the Buddha’s teachings on integrity. We will look at the traditional eight ethical precepts for lay people as guidelines for developing what the Buddha called “the bliss of blamelessness” or “freedom from remorse.” The path taught by the Buddha is grounded in a commitment to non-harming or reverence for life. This commitment supports the arising of calm, joy, and insight.
2016-06-20 (43 days) Common Ground Meditation Center

  
2016-06-20 Buddhist Studies Course - The Practice of Integrity - Week 1 1:24:34
  Mark Nunberg
Here are some resources to begin our study of the Buddha's teachings on Integrity, Ethical Conduct and the practices of non harming. A friend, Lynn Kelly, has an excellent blog that discusses all the issues of ethical conduct for Lay people from the perspective of the Buddha's teachings
Attached Files:
  • The Buddha's Advice to Laypeople by Lynn Kelly (Link)
  • Five Mindfulness Trainings by Thich Nhat Hanh (Link)
  • Mindfulness, Intention and the Precepts by Ajahn Jayasaro (Google Doc)
2016-06-27 Buddhist Studies Course - The Practice of Integrity - Week 2 61:13
  Mark Nunberg
2016-07-11 Buddhist Studies Course - The Practice of Integrity - Week 3 1:24:06
  Mark Nunberg
Here are some additional study resources to use:
Attached Files:
  • RELIGIOUS CONVENTION AND SILA PRACTICE by Ajahn Sumedho (Google Doc)
  • The Healing Power of the Precepts by Thanissaro Bikkhu (Link)
  • Placeholder (File)
  • Virtue: Excerpts from the Sutras (Link)
2016-07-17 Buddhist Studies Course - The Practice of Integrity - Week 4 63:11
  Mark Nunberg
We will discuss wise speech and then break for our small groups to talk about our experience and insight into the middle three precepts of not taking, refraining from sexual misconduct, or wise speech. Here are two study materials related to wise speech that you might want to use:
Attached Files:
2016-07-25 Buddhist Studies Course - The Practice of Integrity - Week 5 50:33
  Mark Nunberg
2016-08-01 Buddhist Studies Course - The Practice of Integrity - Week 6 63:01
  Mark Nunberg
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