General Program Class

Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm

with Teri Proschuk

In-person only

How to Be a Bodhisattva

Friend of the World

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be fully invested in our lives, to live passionately? Often, we think this will entail a change of job and circumstance, but what if all it required was a shift in attitude and intention? Within the practice of Buddhist meditation, the best role model for the most meaningful, joyful, and fully engaged life is the Bodhisattva.


A Bodhisattva is someone who, out of love and compassion for absolutely everyone, seeks to attain enlightenment, knowing that only by attaining enlightenment can they truly protect their family, friends, and finally, all living beings, from suffering.


All of us possess the potential for enlightenment. The key to actualizing that potential is to begin training in the special loving intention of a Bodhisattva and to engage in the special attitudes and practices of a Bodhisattva. These are known as the Six Perfections. By engaging in these practices and integrating them into our lives, we become ‘trainee Bodhisattvas’. All it really takes is a shift in intention. Over time, we will find ourselves becoming more and more familiar with this beautiful and meaningful approach to life, and our lives will become a joyful path to enlightenment.


Teri will set us up for this course by guiding us in generating the special mindset of a Bodhisattva. Then, each week, we will focus on and explore – and meditate on – one of the six perfections.


April 25 – Connecting to Our Unlimited Potential for Peace
May 2 – Learning to Live Generously
May 9 – A Code of Kindness to Live By
May 16 – Patient Acceptance: The Key to Being Truly Helpful
May 23 – Life of Joy and Energy
May 30 – The Necessity of a Focused Mind

June 6 – The Liberating Wisdom of Emptiness

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Our General Program classes include Dharma teachings along with guided meditations.
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners.
General meditation classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually.
No special clothing is required.
Chairs and cushions are supplied.
Everyone welcome!