Bodhisattva Vows and Practice on Buddha ShakyamuniOct 14, 15, & 16 ‰ۢ Padma Gochen Ling ‰ۢ Monterey, Tennessee
The bodhisattva ceremony is for those who wish to make a deeper commitment to the Buddhist path and the way of the bodhisattva, dedicating their life to joyfully and courageously work to bring all beings to enlightenment by developing tremendous compassion and wisdom.
The Buddha‰۪s main teachings were on nonviolence, love and compassion, and on how to bring out the good qualities within ourselves and others by exploring our nature and the nature of our environment. He taught about how to live in harmony and peace. In order to do this, one simple teaching is to have a good heart, which is also known as bodhichitta. Bodhichitta is love, kindness, compassion, and wisdom. These qualities are the basic nature of every living being. Practicing bodhichitta begins with having a good intention, the positive aspiration to help all beings. Practicing on Buddha Shakyamuni is a supreme way to develop the awakened heart of enlightenment.
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