Part 1: 11:30am – 1:00pm • Introduction and explanation
Part 2: 1:30pm – 3:00pm • Granting the Bodhisattva Vows and explanation
Free for Members • $25 non-members
TRANSFORMING OUR LIFE THROUGH COMMITTING TO OUR POTENTIAL
The Bodhisattva Vow is an extraordinary expression of confidence in our potential to change and of our love and compassion for others. In taking the Bodhisattva Vow, we commit ourselves never to abandon living beings, always striving to improve ourselves in order to benefit and protect them.
When we spontaneously seek enlightenment out of our wish to liberate all living beings from suffering, we have developed the mind of Bodhichitta and have become a Bodhisattva.
THE BODHISATTVA VOW:
Until all those who are sick have been cured of their illness, may I become their doctor, their medicine, their nurse. May I become an inexhaustible treasury for the poor and destitute, may I be everything they might need placed freely at their disposal. May I become a protector for the protectorless, a guide for those who travel on the road. Whenever anyone encounters me, may it never be meaningless for them. May the suffering of every living being be brought completely to an end.
In this Sunday Special Event, we will learn how to gradually generate the precious mind of Bodhichitta. By engaging in this training, we will gradually become an actual Bodhisattva. The event will conclude with a simple ceremony in which we will have the opportunity to take the Bodhisattva Vows if we wish.
Everyone is welcome.