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Practicing Sila; The Precepts, Karma and Liberation with Tony Bernhard

Thursdays, January 13, to February 3, 2011, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

A 4-week series on Sila (virtue, moral conduct), the cornerstone upon which the entire Noble Eightfold Path is built.

Tony Bernhard is one of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders. He sits on the board of the Sati Center, is a member of the Spirit Rock Planning Committee and hosts sitting groups and teaches dharma in Davis, CA.

Sati Center: The Dhammapada – with Tony Bernhard

Investigating the Best Known Collection of the Buddha’s Teachings

Saturday, December 4, 2010, 9am to 4pm

The Dhammapada may well be the most widely read and most beloved collection of Buddhist scriptures presenting wisdom through vivid, poetic imagery and often blunt contrast. Its lesson goes to the heart of the Buddha’s teachings. During this daylong contemplation and investigation of the Dhammapada verses, we will examine both their scope and structure and explore some of the most challenging of the Buddha’s instructions. The primary translation used will be Gil Fronsdal’s. As one of Spirit Rock’s community dharma leaders, Tony hosts sitting groups in Davis and periodically teaches around the bay area and central valley. Tony’s practice is guided by study of the Pali scriptures (in translation!) and by contemporary scholarship of these texts.