Please read full class series schedule below
with Mushim Ikeda
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
In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva is an archetypal great being who tirelessly and joyfully works to liberate all beings from suffering. For the third 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 Dalai Lama. Those who do not wish to take the Bodhisattva vows may take either of the two class series. Meditation (instruction provided for beginners), Dharma talks, and interactive exercises.
Registered participants will receive a link to join us via Zoom.
4 class series: Path of the Bodhisattva 1, Weds, Oct 7 – 28, 6:30 – 8:30pm* PST
4 class series: Path of the Bodhisattva 2, Weds, Nov 4 – 25, 6:30 – 8:30pm* PST
Daylong: Receiving or Witnessing the Bodhisattva Precepts & Vows, Dec 5th 10am – 4:30pm* PST
*There are three parts to the Path of the Bodhisattva curriculum. Separate registration is needed for each part: (1) Path of the Bodhisattva 1 class series; (2) Path of the Bodhisattva 2 class series; (3) Receiving Bodhisattva Vows and Precepts Ceremony). Participants interested in receiving the Bodhisattva Vows in Dec are required to take Parts 1 + 2 of the class series.