Program Details

Bodhisattva Vow & Classes


with John Rockwell
May 2 / 7:00 PM - May 17 / 1:00 PM


All sentient beings are endowed with wisdom and compassion, yet we suffer through confusion about what our true nature is. In the early stages of the path, we work to free ourselves from our confusion and suffering. When we attain some confidence in our practice and realize that all sentient beings are caught in the cycle of suffering, we become inspired to dedicate our lives to helping them. It is at this point that we take the bodhisattva vow and formally undertake the disciplines of a warrior bodhisattva.


The bodhisattva vow is further commitment to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. The basis of this vow is the aspiration to develop friendliness, compassion, and genuine insight through the practice of the six paramitas and to undertake the view and practice of the mahayana.

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