Precepts II: Entering the Way of Compassion
About This Event
The vow of the Bodhisattva is to alleviate suffering and give selflessly for the benefit of all beings—to live with compassion. According to Buddhist teachings, each of us is naturally endowed with compassion. So why do generosity, kindness and skillfulness so often seem out of our reach? How does our self-clinging hinder our natural desire and capacity to be genuinely concerned for others?
This second-level retreat is part of the Mountains and Rivers Order training program for receiving the Buddhist precepts, yet it is open to all who are interested in practicing the Dharma. In this retreat, we will examine and discuss bodhicitta—the great aspiration to liberate self and other—and its important role in generating compassion.
By exploring the issues that challenge us the most, we’ll see how we can bring compassionate action into our daily practice, both spontaneously and intentionally.
Please don’t let financial issues prevent you from attending a program at the Monastery. If you can’t afford the program fee, there are options.