Deepening Compassion Part 3: The Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta

July 28th—October 6th

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  • $40.00 Program Price
  • $50.00 Patron Price
  • $30.00 Generosity Price
Room: Main Meditation Hall

DEEPENING COMPASSION – THE ONLINE SERIES

PART 3 – THE FEARLESS GARUDA: EMPTINESS AND ABSOLUTE BODHICITTA

This course is the third of a four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. 

The power of the Mahayana comes from its clarity regarding the true nature of reality. This clarity is described as penetrating insight (prajna) that sees that the world is actually different from what we habitually think it is. Instead of assuming that beings, objects and systems are solid, truly existing independently, the bodhisattva sees that everything is empty of concepts and reference points (shunyata). Everything depends upon everything else, and phenomena arise interdependently (pratityasamutpada). This pivotal insight changes everything, bringing tremendous joy and freedom to the path. This is absolute bodhicitta, the fertile basis of the compassion of the bodhisattva.

Five Live Zoom Sessions

July 28 – Going beyond Concept: Prajna and Absolute Bodhicitta
with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
August 11 – Heart Sutra: Twenty-five Lines On How to Practice Prajña Paramita
with Acharya David Schneider
August 25 – Wisdom and the Great Mother: Mahayana Feminine Principle
with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
September 8 – Glimpses of Sunyana
with Acharya Melissa Moore
September 22 – Prajna & Compassion: From Empathy to Compassion
with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
October 6 – Live Group Discussion led by the Acharyas

The program begins at 12:15 with 30 minutes of meditation. This is followed by the streamed live talk. The class is concluded after a period of discussion.