Our self-led Sangha (we miss you Tuere) continues. Each week we begin at 6:45 PM and are reading out loud the topic’s essay by Thich Nhat Hanh, then sitting for 30 minutes. Next week’s discussion will be on the third precept. Here’s how by frames it:
Aware of the suffering caused by sexual misconduct, I vow to cultivate responsibility and learn ways to protect the safety and integrity of individuals, couples, families and society. I am determined not to engage in sexual relations without love and a long-term commitment. To preserve the happiness of myself and others., I am determined to respect my commitments and the commitments of others. I will do everything in my power to protect children from sexual abuse and to prevent couples and families from being broken by sexual misconduct.