Bodhisattva Vows: Push your practice one step further!

22 July 2010 - 9:27pm 1 Comment

It is generally considered that there are three stages of vows – the Refuge Vows, the Bodhisattva Vows, and the Tantric Vows – and the commitments related to each set of Vows increase accordingly.

In view of our commitment to increase Malaysians’ understanding of the Dharma, Kechara House will be holding a teaching on the Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows that will be open to the public. These teachings will present a clear explanation on the vows taken by those embarking on the Mahayana path, and those who wish to push their practice one step further by receiving initiations such as the Chenrezig Ngesung Kundrol which is going to happen soon.

Taking on commitments that we do not fully understand can be a dangerous path, as the benefits associated with such commitments have their relative disbenefits when such commitments are broken. Many people have heard of the Bodhisattva vows; indeed, they may have actually taken the vows, but remain uncertain as to their exact nature and implications.

Don’t be one of them!

Kechara House invites you to attend this talk and find precise answers to questions like “What is a Bodhisattva?”, “What is Bodhicitta?” and about the commitments related to taking vows higher than the Refuge Vows.

Therefore this talk is highly recommended for anyone who would like to learn about the vows, or for those who are preparing themselves to take higher initiations in the future.

VENUE Kechara House 1
1st August 2010
2.00 – 4.00 pm

If you are interested to attend this teaching, please register your names with our Kechara House Administration ([email protected] or +603 7803 3908).

You can come to the teaching a little more prepared! Study up on the Fifty Verses of Guru Devotion [Skt: Gurupancashika] by Ashvagosha or come to one of our classes! For the past 10 months, Kechara House has been holding fortnightly classes on Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Bodhisattvacharyavatara), the fundamental text illustrating the way of the Bodhisattva. This class is open to the public and held on alternate Fridays between 8-10 pm at Kechara House 1. As ever, our friendly administration will be happy to help if you need further information…so please ask or visit this link to find out more!

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