Bodhisattva Vows 2012

November 25th (2012)

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    Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room

    “Planting such a seed as the bodhisattva vow undermines ego and leads to a tremendous expansion of perspective. Such heroism, or bigness of mind, fills all of space completely, utterly, absolutely. Within such a vast perspective, nothing is claustrophobic and nothing is intimidating.   There is only the vast idea of unceasingly helping all sentient beings, as limitless as space, along the path to enlightenment..."   - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    It is recommended that you have taken Refuge Vows six months to a year before planning to take the Bodhisattva Vow, that you have an ongoing meditation practice and that you have established a relationship with a meditation center.  In addition, prior to taking the vow, you should schedule an interview with your Meditation Instructor who will then forward a recommendation to the SMCLA Practice Coordinator.

    To obtain an application form for the Bodhisattva Vow, or if you have questions, please contact Marilyn Moore, SMCLA Practice Coordinator at [email protected].

    A teacher’s gift is appropriate as detailed in the application form and there will be a modest materials fee. (There are no additional charges for the Bodhisattva Vow Interview, Orientation and Ceremony.)

    SMCLA Generosity Policy

    The Shambhala Center remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our members and program participants, and one of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one should be prevented from participating in programs for lack of funds. At the same time, the Center relies on the revenue from program participants to cover the cost of each program and of keeping our doors open. For programs where there is a set price, if the program price is an obstacle for you, please offer as much of the program price as you can. The suggested minimum, based on the Center’s costs, is 50% of the program price. You may type in the amount on the registration page and pay accordingly. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price of the program, and provides support to the Shambhala Center. If you have any questions, please email la@shambhala.org.

    Program Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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