October 22, I am starting a spiritual walk, that I am calling a Layman’s walk in the forest. While not a Buddhist spring retreat, it is similar in my goal to become a better person.
During this time I will observe the 5 precepts.
- Refrain from destroying living beings;
- Refrain from taking what is not given;
- Refrain from sexual misconduct;
- Refrain from false speech; and
- Refrain from taking intoxicants.
This means I will be sticking to a vegetarian diet, which is a change for me.