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September
Karuna – Compassion
Workshop 09/22
October
Dana – Generosity
Workshop 10/13
November
Sila – Virtue
Workshop 11/10
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Viriya – Energy
Workshop 12/01
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Panna – Wisdom
Workshop 01/12
February
Nekkhama – Renunciation
Workshop 02&03/02
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Khanta – Patience
Workshop 03/08
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Sacca – Truth
Workshop 04/12
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Aditthana – Resolve
Workshop 05/03
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Metta – Lovingkindness
Workshop 05/31
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Upekkha – Equanimity
Workshop 06/28
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November

SILA – VIRTUE
Workshop date: 11/10/2023

May I be a protector to those without protection,
A leader for those who journey,
And a boat, a bridge, a passage
For those desiring the further shore.

CLASS RECORDINGS

TO DO BEFORE DECEMBER CLASS:
– Practice regularly with paramita of the month: Sila / Virtue / Ethics
– Continue developing service work plan
– Meet with your buddy
– Meet with your small group
– Have a Mentor Interview if you are scheduled here
– Write the Dharma Story assignment: The Woman at the Well
– Read/watch the November workshop follow-up articles/video posted below
– Read at least 50% of the Book-of-the-Month (click here for schedule)

READ

VIRTUE / SILA
The Equivalence of Ethics and Enlightenment – Gil Fronsdal
Ethical Sensitivity
First and Last, Do No Harm
The Prayer of Shantideva
Secular Ethics – The Dalai Lama
Henri Nouwen – All Healers

ETHICS FOR BUDDHISTS AND CHAPLAINS
Ethics Presentation – Jennifer Block
APC Code of Ethics
Ethics and the Care of the Sick
Protecting a Sacred Trust
Ethics of Chaplaincy: Cases
Four Approaches to Ethics
Ways of Thinking Morally
Boundaries
The Buddhist Chaplain and Social Justice

PRAYER
Buddhist Chants and Prayers
Buddhist Prayers Used by Gil Fronsdal
Meal Verse
The Essence of Prayer – Friedrich Heiler
The Essence of Prayer (Inclusive Language)
Words of Dharma Sacred Utterances
Praying Out Loud – Joan Maxwell
Prayer and Ritual (from Professional Spiritual and Pastoral Care)
Jennifer’s Presentation on Prayer

ACTIVE LISTENING
On Listening and Dialogue
Offering Spiritual Support for Family and Friends

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