10/21/2012, 7:00pm at Countryside Church

Please join us on Sunday, October 21 at 7:00 pm, when Nataly Kercher, Anneliese Vandre, Lorrie Kountz and Tom Janiec will receive the Buddhist Precepts at our usual Sunday evening meeting at Countryside Church, 1025 N. Smith Rd., Palatine, IL. This is an important practice step, affirming their intention to actualize the Buddha Way in all aspects of their lives in a way that is visible to others.

This practice includes Sila (Precepts) – awareness of maintaining harmony within and without, Jo (Concentration) – a regular sitting practice and careful attention throughout all daily activities and work practice, and E (Wisdom) – nurturing the vow to awaken in self and others through study with a teacher and diligent practice. The four jukai recipients have made rakusu in the nyoho-e style and will receive a Dharma name and lineage chart during the ceremony. Friends and family are welcome to attend the ceremony. Refreshments will follow.