Precept/Jukai Study Series 2015

Precepts Study Series: Introduction to the Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts

Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

September 23, 30; October 7, 21, 28; November 4 (bonus class)

Led by Faith-Mind Thoresen & Dharma-Joy Reichert


The classes are open to all those interested in learning about the precepts and are highly recommended for everyone practicing at ZCLA. The classes will be a combination of lectures and discussion. Assignments will be given. It is a prerequisite for everyone interested in formally receiving the precepts (Jukai).  


The Precept Class topics include:

  • The Three Treasures 
  • The Three Tenets
  • The Three Vehicles,
  • Cause and Effect     
  • The Ten Grave Precepts
  • Atonement
  • ZCLA’s Statement of Right Conduct


Tuition for Precept Series: $175 members; $300 nonmembers

Includes Precepts and Study Workbook text.


Jukai (Receiving the Precepts) Class Series

Wednesdays, 7:30– 9 p.m.

November 11 & 18

Led by Faith-Mind Thoresen

This two-class series is for those who wish to receive the precepts. The Precepts Series is a prerequisite for these classes. The class topics include the Lineage, bowing practice, the Jukai Ceremony, the Rakusu (the Buddha’s robe), and the mudra of Gassho.

Tuition for Jukai Series: $70 for members; $120 nonmembers.

Tuition for both series: $200 members; $375 non-members.

No one is turned away for lack of funds.

To register please contact Senshin at The deadline to sign-up is Thursday, September 17. Full participation is requested for either series.




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