Bodhisattva Vows 2012

with Acharya Allyn Lyon

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

    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.)

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