PZI Teacher Archives

Bodhisattva Vows

The Ten Bodhisattva Vows

I vow not to kill
I vow not to steal
I vow not to misuse sex
I vow not to lie
I vow not to misuse drugs/intoxicants
I vow not to gossip
I vow not to praise myself at the expense of others
I vow not to be stingy
I vow not to use anger
I vow not to disparage the teaching or my companions on the Way

—PZI Vows as Koans

Video July 22, 2022

Summer Sesshin: Journey of Refuge

Tess Beasley

Tess Beasley describes touchstones of the journey for participants taking refuge vows at Summer Sesshin. Refuge entails committing to the vows as koans, a ceremony with teachers and community, and receiving the rakusu. Complete talk in Summer Sesshin on June 18, 2022.

52' 35"
Video May 17, 2022

How the Precepts Arrive in Your Life

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill talks about the way that awakening arrives: in a particular form, only for you, an encounter among all other possibilities in all the galaxies. Precepts speak to us when we feel separate from others—we are in the realm of the precepts, and freedom is possible. Recorded April 27, 2021. 3 minutes.

5' 10"