The Five Mindfulness Trainings are the basic statement of ethics and morality in Buddhism. Thich Nhat Hanh calls these trainings a "diet for a mindful society," and discusses the insights and challenges of how these precepts can heal our personal lives and the life of our society. Referred to as the Wonderful Precepts "protecting life, acting with generosity, responsible sexual behavior, deep speaking and listening, and avoiding substance abuse" these teachings can contribute to the discussion on finding secular guidelines that will allow us to sustain a compassionate life together.
Introduction by Joan Halifax. Afterword by Jack Kornfield.