In an old Zen story, a student comes to visit his dying teacher.
“What is the teaching of your entire lifetime?” he asks.
The teacher replies, “an appropriate response.”
We live in an increasingly complex, divisive world.
What does it take to respond rather than react?
What is needed to meet the profound challenges of climate change, growing economic disparity, and entrenched systems of misogyny, racism and oppression?
Based on the ancient Buddhist archetype of the Bodhisattva, this four-week program will introduce a path and set of practices to help address the significant issues of our time.
A bodhi (awake) sattva (sentient being) is a wise, sensitive person dedicated to alleviating individual and collective suffering.
Bodhisattvas understand that we are intricately interconnected; that no one of us can wake up and be free unless all of us are free.
This radical reorientation lies at the heart of the Buddha’s awakening and is the ground for walking the Bodhisattva Path.
In our time together we will explore steps and stages of the path including: discovering sources of inspiration, articulating our heartfelt aspiration, and uncovering our unique gifts and capacities.
Together we will open ourselves to embodying the heart of a Bodhisattva.
Each week, in addition to video teachings, you will be given readings, reflections and practices to deepen the teachings and help integrate them into the fabric of your daily life.