The Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Richard John

December 30th

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    Room: Decatur
     

    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 [perfections]—generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, meditation, and transcendental knowledge—in his effort to liberate beings.


    Although there is no fee for this program, there is a preceptor's heart gift as well as a Bodhisattva gift that is given during the vow. A personal interview with Acharya John will take place on Friday or Saturday, December 28 or 29.

    There will be a bodhisattva prep class that must be taken before taking the bodhisattva vow. You can register for that class here.


    If you have questions, please contact Valerie Morvan