|Mahayana and the Bodhisattva Path
Sat October 5th: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMSun October 6th: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Price: $40 Member $50 Non Member $25 Student
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.
The Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago encourages program participants to pay what they can afford. People whose financial situation limits their ability to pay may contribute to the extent they are able. No one will be turned away for lack of payment.
Individuals who are not able to pay the full program fee should pre-register for programs online and indicate their request in the "notes" section provided.
It is not necessary to provide an explanation. Individuals may also request that the program coordinator contact them personally.
Pre-registrations may also be made at the Center by depositing the form and a note in the donation box.