On this special half day course we will learn about the precious altruistic mind of bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment. We will hear profound but practical teachings by Buddha that enable us to develop this powerfully joyful and loving heart which we can use to heal our own and others suffering.
By following the Bodhisattva’s path we understand that our real enemies are not external but the delusions that lie within our own heart, minds such as selfishness, anger and jealousy. With great courage, just as a warrior faces and defeats his or her enemy on the battlefield, so the bodhisattva’s aim is to face these inner demons and avert them for the benefit of all beings. This is the supreme method to bring about real peace in our World.
The second part of the course will include an explanation and granting of the Bodhisattva vow.
The Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony is optional.
This course will be based on the book ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’