What does it mean to live an ethical life today? What are the principles that can guide us in our daily actions?

In this series, Insight teacher Leslie Booker explores Buddhist teachings on sila, or moral conduct. Rooted in the recognition that we are deeply connected to each other, sila offers guidelines for moving through the world and taking care of ourselves, others, and the Earth. These guidelines include the five precepts, Buddhism’s basic code of ethics. When we follow the precepts, our life becomes our practice. They teach us to show up for one another with a fierce tenderness, remembering how deeply our lives are intertwined. Booker leads an investigation of the precepts as the foundation for all of our actions through the lens of dharma, embodied wisdom, and social justice.

Watch a recording of Leslie Booker’s live meditation, dharma talk, and Q&A session from December 10, 2020 here.

Leslie Booker brings her heart and wisdom to the intersection of dharma, embodied wisdom, and social justice. She shares her expertise nationally as a guest lecturer at conferences, universities, and dharma centers, on expanding our vision around culturally responsive teaching, and changing the paradigm of self and community care. She is a co-author of Best Practices for Yoga in a Criminal Justice Setting and a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation Training (2012), Community Dharma Leaders’ Training (2017), and four-year Retreat Teacher Training (2020).