Join Alan Carter and participating students on Sunday nights, to share your experiences on the bodhisattva path.
Although great fruits occur in cyclic existence
From the mind that aspires to awaken. (Aspiring Bodhicitta)
An uninterrupted flow of merit does not ensue
As it does with the engaging min (Engaging Bodhicitta -Bodhisattva Vows)
Many of us were inspired to take the Bodhisattva Vows as we were drawn by the possibility of reaching complete enlightenment for the sake of ourselves and others.
The Aspiring Mind of Enlightenment is the aspiration to traverse the path to Enlightenment.
The Engaging Mind is doing the work as presented by the Bodhisattva Vows which then mold our behavior into that of a Bodhisattva so that we can achieve the goal that we set for ourselves.
To derive an ‘uninterrupted flow of merit’ we need to keep the vows, not just take them. This class aims to help us put the vows into practice by:
- Slowly go through each of the Bodhisattva Vows to try to understand each vow.
- Spending each week focusing on particular vows to try to keep.
- Group share as to how well we kept the vows
- Retake the vows as a group from refuge field
- Purify infractions and breakages of vow
Alan Carter is a registered FPMT teacher and a Buddhist in the Tibetan tradition for over 25 years and has taught in NZ, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast. Alan has done many personal retreats and led two 1 month group retreats. Alan is a counsellor & mediator.