Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Richard John

December 3rd

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    Having taken the Refuge Vows and entered into the path of the dharma, we can expand and deepen our commitment by taking the Bodhisattva Vow.  With the Bodhisattva Vow, we dedicate ourselves and all that we do for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    The Bodhisattva Vow is open to anyone who took the Refuge Vows at least 6 months ago and has a supportive recommendation from one’s meditation instructor.  Having taken the Refuge Vows and entered into the path of the dharma, we can expand and deepen our commitment by taking the Bodhisattva Vow.  With the Bodhisattva Vow, we dedicate ourselves and all that we do for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    The Bodhisattva Vow and the Mahayana Path is a class to be held on three Sundays, October 8, and 22nd and November 8 from Noon to 1:30pm. This class is open to everyone, but it is specifically recommended for those considering taking the Bodhisattva Vow.

    For more information and to register for the class, please click here. To register for taking the Bodhisattva Vow, please register below.  The registration deadline is October 7, 2017.

    (Please noteIt is traditional and all are encouraged to re-take the Bodhisattva Vow many times in one’s life. If you would like to re-take the Bodhisattva Vow, please register below.)

    The Bodhisattva Vow Sourcebook, a complementary guide to this class, will be available for purchase at the class for $25, or you may wish to borrow one from a friend.  If you take the Bodhisattva Vow, you will also need to purchase the Bodhisattva Vow and Practice liturgy.  The cost is $18 for the liturgy and shipping, and you will receive the liturgy at the Bodhisattva Vow ceremony.  You will also need to have a brief interview with Acharya John before the day of the vow ceremony that you will be scheduled for according to your availability. (Note: There is no cost to take the Bodhisattva Vow beyond the cost of the text...donations are always welcome.)

    Questions or Concerns?  Please contact either Dan Kaemmerer or Jessica Bizub. Please put the word “VOWS” in the subject line of your email.

    About Acharya Richard John

    An early student of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, Archarya Richard John was appointed an acharya by Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche. For many years he has taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in the Americas, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and Chile. He has served as Director of the Halifax Shambhala Centre. He completed the first Three-Year Group Retreat at Gampo Abbey, and now teaches full-time.  Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia.