A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part III: The Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta

July 28th—October 6th

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Room: Decatur

The power of the Mahayana comes from its clarity regarding the true nature of reality. This clarity is described as penetrating insight (prajna) that sees that the world is actually different from what we habitually think it is. Instead of assuming that beings, objects and systems are solid, truly existing independently, the bodhisattva sees that everything is empty of concepts and reference points (shunyata). Everything depends upon everything else, and phenomena arise interdependently (pratityasamutpada). This pivotal insight changes everything, bringing tremendous joy and freedom to the path. This is absolute bodhicitta, the fertile basis of the compassion of the bodhisattva.

Join us in this wonderful opportunity to hear many of our most learned teachers and to gather together as a community to practice and contemplate the profound Mahayana.

Five Live Zoom Sessions/Talks with Q&A

July 28 – Going beyond Concept: Prajna and Absolute Bodhicitta
with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
August 11 – Heart Sutra: Twenty-five Lines On How to Practice Prajña Paramita
with Acharya David Schneider
August 25 – Wisdom and the Great Mother: Mahayana Feminine Principle
with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
September 8 – Glimpses of Sunyana
with Acharya Melissa Moore
September 22 – Prajna & Compassion: From Empathy to Compassion
with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
October 6 – Live Group Discussion led by the Acharyas