Summer of Love and Wisdom: Meditations on the Two Bodhichittas

* June 19 (last Nyema class):  What are the two bodhichittas?
June 26:  Enhancing compassion
July 3:  Enhancing love
July 10:  The supreme good heart
July 17:  What is emptiness?
July 24:  Understanding the emptiness of the body
Aug 7:  Understanding the emptiness of the mind
Aug 14:  Understanding the emptiness of the self

“Bodhichitta” is a special word that means “mind of enlightenment.”  “Bodhi” is Sanskrit for “enlightened” or “awakened;” “chitta” is Sanskrit for “mind.”  Bodhichitta refers to the supremely compassionate mind that seeks to realize our own pure nature in order to help all living beings to realize theirs.

During this summer course, Gen Nyema and Spencer Perraut will explore the compassionate mind of bodhichitta that seeks to attain the mind of enlightenment for the sake of all living beings.  The first few weeks of the series will be devoted to the love and compassion we must generate to generate bodhichitta; the second half of the series will be devoted to the wisdom we need in order to complete the spiritual path to enlightenment.

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