Walking the Bodhisattva Path

with Chris Kreeger & Paul Benson

November 20th—December 18th

Date details +
    Price:
  • $125 Contributor Price
  • $100 Program Price
  • $35 Deposit
  • Amount after scholarship (from form)
Room: Main Shrine Room

This course is part of the Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies series. It introduces a deeper study of the view and practice of Mahayana (Great Vehicle) Buddhism. Walking the Bodhisattva Path presents the Mahayana view of dedicating one's life and practice to cultivating compassion and engaging the practices of a bodhisattva-warrior for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Topics covered include:

  • Compassion: We will examine and discuss the nature of the Bodhisattva Vow, a commitment to continually cultivating and manifesting wisdom and compassion in order to be of benefit to all beings.
  • Awakening Heart-Mind (Bodhicitta): We will unpack the meaning of the practices of rousing and engaging Ultimate and Relative Bodhichitta.
  • Ethics: We will discuss the core practice of the Mahayana, the cultivation of the Six Perfections (Paramitas) -- Generosity, Discipline, Patience, Exertion, Meditation, and Insight
  • Emptiness: We will study the Heart Sutra, one of the most famous Buddhist texts, which is held to be the purest summation of the wisdom of the Buddha.

 

Program Fee

The Baltimore Shambhala Center relies on program registration fees, as well as on donations, to be able to cover our operating expenses, including the monthly rent. We very much value your paying the registration fee for this program, if you are able to afford this amount.  

Scholarships

We want anyone who wishes to study meditation and to experience the Shambhala view of basic goodness to be able to do so. Scholarships are available so that our programs are open to anyone, regardless of what tuition amount they are able to afford. (See link below if your are in need of a scholarship for this program. Scholarship requests are processed online, so that there is no delay in registration.)

A $35 deposit is requested if you can not pay the full program fee now (unless you are requesting a scholarship). If requesting a scholarship, please go to scholarship page before registering. 

Diversity

It is our objective to increase diversity at the Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center to better reflect our diverse community. To monitor our progress over time, we would like to collect information on the racial identity of participants. Providing this information, which will be tallied anonymously, is optional.

To enter this information, please click on this link.