The Unique Zen Point of View on the First 5 Precepts of Buddhism

The Little Bangkok Sangha is inviting you to a Zoom dharma talk by Zen master Gil Alon.

Monday May 9, 2022 from 06:30 – 8.00 PM Bangkok time

Meeting ID: 687 170 3208

Normally we think that a precept is a kind of a rule or a law.  But from the point of view that will be presented in the talk, a precept is a suggestion for spiritual practice.  When a precept is not taken to follow blindly but is taken as a suggestion for spiritual practice, it is much more challenging.  It is a constant daily questioning and inquiry: what is this precept for me today, and how do I participate in it directly and indirectly. In this way, the precepts become a tool for growth and development.

Gil Alon is an Israeli Zen master, singer, actor, theatre director, and teacher. In 2000 he was certified as a Zen master in Japan.  Gil Alon is a Laureate of the “World Peace Ambassador 2015” award from Save the World Foundation.