How do the Three Tenets inform your social engagement?
GRZC's social engagement is evident in the work that its members do in their jobs. Virtually every one of our members is a teacher, therapist, or involved in some other helping, healing profession.
The Three Tenets is a staple of the teaching and practice at GRZC, as you can imagine given Roshi Eve's Marko's history. The tenets are at the center of so many of our discussions, be they at Council or in the Dharma talks. It is safe to say that they permeate the culture of GRZC.
As a sangha, in part because we are small, we contribute in small ways to local issues as they come up, such as helping undocumented families make ends meet or working at the local soup kitchen. We do not have any permanent service programs and yet that is a topic of discussion. We have to be careful not to over-burden ourselves given how much we already do with a small number of members.