Practicing with the Precepts daylong on May 5th with Tony Bernhard

Saturday, May 5, 2012, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
the Stanislaus Recovery Center
Room C-112 (building is on the left as you enter)
1904 Richland Ave., Ceres, CA

The Buddha’s path to liberation is not a one-fold path, not simply a matter of regularly practicing sitting meditation. Derived from the heart of the Eightfold Path — right speech, right action, right livelihood — the five precepts are integral to the process of awakening. They are not simply a matter of being good, they bring dharma practice directly into our daily lives.

This daylong will review the function of precept practice generally in the broad context of the Four Noble Truths, and will explore them individually to uncover the unique ways in which practicing each of the precepts contributes to our own process of waking up.

Tony Bernhard is one of Spirit Rock’s community dharma leaders and is a board member of the Sati Center.  He hosts sitting groups in Davis and periodically teaches around the bay area and central valley. Tony’s practice is guided by study of the Pali scriptures and by contemporary scholarship of these texts.

This day is freely offered to all.  Donations are welcome to support the teacher and future offerings.

Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share for lunch, if you would like.  Dress in loose and comfortable clothing.  For the sake of those who may have sensitivities or allergies, please do not wear scented or perfumed products.  If you have a meditation cushion, please bring it.  Chairs will be available.  Suitable for all-levels of practitioners.

For additional information, please contact Lori Wong at 209-343-2748.