Friday, June 02, 2006

Victoria Zen Centre~Fundamentals of Zen Practice

(Alternating Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm September 7th, 21st and October 5th, 19th)

The Fundamentals programme is an intimate introduction to four of the foundational teachings of Mahayana Buddhism and Zen;

1. Sange (repentance/purification)

2. Taking the Threefold Refuge

3. Receiving the five Sila (precepts)

4. The Four Bodhisattva Vows

These four teachings are the basis of the Jukai Ceremony (commonly considered formally “becoming Buddhist”) which, at the Victoria Zen Centre, takes place upon completion of the Eldership Programme. Taking part in the Fundamentals Programme is a wonderful way to discern whether pursuing the path to Eldership is of interest to you.

*Completion of the Introduction to Zen Meditation Course or an Orientation Consultation is required to enrol in the Fundamentals Programme.

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