Bodhisattva Vow Inquiry and Preparation
- Birmingham Shambhala Center
- Birmingham, AL, USA
- Sep 9, 2018 (1 day)
- $37 Standard Price, $47 Patron Price, ($22.00 Material Fee included in each price.)
Taking the bodhisattva vow is a step taken by those who have taken the Refuge Vow and are making a commitment to the mahayana path with the intention of benefiting others. This intention comes from compassion, and the bodhisattva vow taker engages in practices to cultivate compassion such as the six paramitas. lojong and maitri. This important step is marked and celebrated with the Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony, which in Shambhala is conducted by an Acharya (most senior teacher). We will be offering the Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony in October during a visit by Acharya Fleet Maull.
This class is for people who aspire to take the Bodhisattva Vow and is part of the preparation process, and for those who just want to learn more about the mahayana path. We will have a talk about the meaning of the Bodhisattva Vow, as well as contemplation and discussion.
The registration fee includes the cost of the book participants will receive, The Bodhisattva Vow: A Sourcebook.
Please register to give us an accurate number for planning.
If you have any questions, please contact Marion Buckley.Source: birmingham.shambhala.org