The Bodhisattva Program is usually held once per calendar year over a 32-week period.
Meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month.
For the upcoming dates, please check the Calendar.
Receiving the Bodhisattva Precepts represents a deepening commitment to the cultivation of Buddhadharma, this tradition, and this temple.
It means nourishing the ongoing intention to bring understanding and awakening to the center of our lives. Students who wish to follow the Bodhisattva path commit to observing the 10 Great Precepts and cultivating the Six Paramitas. To create good dharma habits, they commit to developing a regular daily practice for 32 weeks including prostrations, meditation, recitation, study, and journaling.
1) Ten Bodhisattva Precepts
2) Six Paramitas
3) Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutta)
4) Becoming Bodhisattvas: A Guidebook for Compassionate Action, Pema Chodron, translation and commentary on Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva
5) Optional Readings: Hsin Hsin Ming, Platform Sutra, Vimalakirti Sutra
6) Optional Recitations: Invocation of the Names of the Bodhisattvas and Homage to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
Daily Practice (done at least once per day and at least five days per week):
1) Prostrations (27-108)
2) 20-30 minute meditation
3) Chanting: Three Refuges and The Heart Sutra
5) Bodhisattva recitations and/or memorization
1) Attend Sunday Service
2) Attend monthly dharma student meetings (first Saturday of each month)
3) Participate as a Dharma Disciple
Prerequisite: Receipt of the Five Precepts is expected or with permission from the teacher. Please include your Dharma name and the year and name of the teacher or temple you received the precepts from with your application.
For more information, please email Rev. Kunga Nyima Drotos.