An Online Class Series with Mushim Ikeda
Wednesdays, October 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
ASL Interpretation and Closed Captioning Provided
This Buddhist curriculum at EBMC has three components:
1. A four-class series: Path of the Bodhisattva 1
Wednesdays in 2021, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27: 6:30 – 8:30pm PST
2. A four-class series: Path of the Bodhisattva 2
Wednesdays in 2021, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24: 6:30 – 8:30pm PST
3. Daylong: Receiving or Witnessing the Bodhisattva Precepts & Vows
Sunday, December 19, 2021: 10am – 5:00pm Pacific time
*Separate registration is needed for each part of the Path of the Bodhisattva class series (Part I, Part II + Precepts Ceremony). Participants interested in receiving the Bodhisattva Vows in Dec are required to take Part I + II of the class series.
I, myself, took the Bodhisattva Vows and made the vow, “Life after life, after life, after life, I will continue my practice and continue my work.” – Bhante Suhita Dharma, Buddhist monk and social worker, 1941-2013
These times are full of uncertainty and fear — and opportunities for spiritual breakthrough. In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva is an archetypal great being who tirelessly and joyfully works to liberate all beings from suffering. For the fourth time, EBMC will offer two class series exploring what it means to creatively embody the Bodhisattva teachings. Those who complete both class series may participate in the final daylong and either witness or take Bodhisattva precepts and vows in order to strengthen their commitment to collective liberation. These are the same vows taken by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.
Also, those who do not wish to take the Bodhisattva vows may take either of the two class series. The final daylong is open to everyone who wishes to witness the joyful ceremony (you do not need to have taken any of the previous classes, though it is recommended that you do so) and those who have completed the previous classes and have received permission from the teacher may receive the Bodhisattva Precepts, take the Bodhisattva Vows, and at that time they will receive a Buddhist name from the teacher. Meditation (instruction provided for beginners), Dharma talks, and interactive exercises. Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
All registered participants will receive a link to join us via Zoom with their EventBrite confirmation email.