Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva is one of the most treasured classics of Buddhist literature. The Dalai Lama has said: “If I have any understanding of compassion and the practice of the Bodhisattva path, it is entirely on the basis of this text that I possess it.” Our text is a translation by The Padmakara Translation Group, chosen for its ability to render the original Sanskrit verse with accuracy, while retaining some of the beauty of Shantideva’s poetry. We will read and discuss topics like: cultivating bodhichitta (the heart of enlightenment), the six perfections of an aspiring Bodhisattva, and the union of wisdom and compassion. We will also use these topics for brief guided meditation sessions. Join us for this exploration of the Bodhisattva path.
Instructor: Ray Porter (Tenzin Kunphen) and Luis Flores
Dates & Times: Five Sessions; Wednesday beginning March 16th, 7:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $20 Class fee; Text: $16.95
Pre-requisite: Completion of Basics of Buddhism
To register for the class, just fill out the form and bring it to the first session.