Doug Jacobson, a Jikoji Resident, received Dharma transmission from Shoho Michael Newhall. In his professional life he is a civil/tunnel engineer. He serves as Jikoji's maintenance oversight manager (MOM), and also assists prisoners with Buddhist practice. In this Sunday talk from June 17th, Doug discusses guidelines, rules, or vows within Buddhism as a trellis to support growth of one’s life. He also emphasizes the 27th of Santideva’s 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, which encourages the practitioner to consider all agents of harm as a precious treasure.