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Mahayana and the Bodhisattva Path
October 5 / 9:00 AM - October 6 / 4:00 PM
The bodhisattva vow is the commitment to put others before oneself. It is a statement of willingness to give up one's own well-being, even one's own enlightenment, for the sake of others. And a bodhisattva is simply a person who lives in the spirit of that vow, perfecting the qualities known as the six paramitas - generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, meditation, and transcendental knowledge - in his/her effort to liberate beings." - Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
This class will explore the bodhicitta practices for arousing compassion and waking up our hearts, the core disciplines of the Mahayana journey.
While open to all, this class is specifically recommended for those contemplating taking the Bodhisattva vow with Acharya Richard John in Octboer. Students of this class are not required to take the Bodhisattva vow. If you wish to take the bodhisattva vow itself, please click here to register.
The Bodhsattva Vow Sourcebook is available for $24, or you may wish to borrow one from a friend.