April 30th, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bodhisattva Training for Contemporary Life with Stephan Pende continues! You can join at any time, even if you have not participated in previous sessions.
REGISTER HERE: https://shantidevanyc.org/pende-may-2021/
Begin the new year with awakening bodhichitta in daily life and meditations to deepen our experience of emptiness.
Dates and Times:
Apr 30–May 1, Jun 4–5, Jul 9–10, Aug 6–7, Sep 10–11, Oct 8–9, Nov 5–6, Dec 3–4, 2022
Relating to traditional Buddhist practices and texts authentically can be difficult for us in the West. The texts are incredibly powerful but come from a different cultural context, making it difficult to move beyond intellectual understanding and perfunctory repetition toward allowing them to touch our hearts and transform our lives as they are meant to.
In this course, we will challenge ourselves to bring the wisdom of the text The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, one of the most revered texts in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, into our own lives and relationships.
This series will offer practical tools to awaken bodhichitta in daily life and meditations to deepen our experience of emptiness. We will also have an opportunity to find deeper peace in challenging times, discover meaning in uncertainty, and address anxiety by relying on kindness.
The teachings are suitable for beginners and experienced students.