Bodhisattvas vow to help all beings. But is it enough just to want to do good? What about when things go horribly wrong, despite our best intentions? What about when the desire for revenge and retaliation highjacks our own good sense? Although sin and redemption aren’t in the Buddhist vocabulary, there is nevertheless a very strong emphasis on ethical conduct. In this workshop, we’ll look at the traditional Buddhist definitions of ethical and unethical behavior, examine our own “excuses” for why we might choose to act in less-than-ethicalways, and discuss current events in our lives that put us in ethical dilemmas and how we might resolve them in ways that don’t cause further suffering.
This daylong class offers an in-depth exploration of an ethical life, as well as time for meditation and discussion. Please bring a bag lunch.
A sequel class, Compassion and Wisdom in Daily Life, is offered on May 20th.BACK TO NEWS & EVENTS