Precept & Jukai Class Series 2016


Group photo of those gathered to support the Jukai Ceremony in June.


Precepts & Jukai Series

Led by Jeanne Dokai Dickenson & Mark Shogen Bloodgood

Precepts Study Series:  Introduction to the Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts

Saturdays, 9-11:15 a.m. 

September 17, 24; October 8, 22, 29; November 5 (bonus class)

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

Saturdays, 9-11:15 a.m. November 19 & December 3

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.












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