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The Dawning Moon of Mind: Study Seminars with Nagabodhi

On Mon, 5 April, 2021 - 11:46
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The Dawning Moon of Mind: A series of study seminars with Nagabodhi and other members of the College of Public Preceptors.

For Order Members and Triratna Mitras. 

Sundays 18th April & 16th May

USA PST 10:30 | México 12:30 | USA EST 13:30 | IE &UK 18:30 | Europe CET 19:30

The event starts with a 30-minute meditation then the 2-hour seminar (with a short comfort break)

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What is life for?
Why not live for the moment, just for ourselves? Assuming we know nothing, Shantideva opens his text with a challenging pitch for the Bodhisattva Ideal as the best and only appropriate use of a human life.

What does our capacity for empathy say about our true potential?
Is the Bodhichitta a thing, a force or just an idea?
Can anyone actually live up to the Bodhisattva Ideal?

Composed by Shantideva, a scholar, philosopher monk in the 8th century, the ‘Bodhicaryavatara‘ (Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life) is a short, poetic manual of the entire spiritual life – from a radically Mahayana point of view.
 

About the seminar
As with any study, you will benefit from reading the material beforehand if you possibly can. The recommended translation is by Skilton/Crosby and can be purchased from Windhorse Publications.

Alternatively there is a free pdf of Batchelor’s translation.

The intention is to cover the first 3 chapters over 2 seminars. Please read the first chapter for this session: ‘Praise of the Awakened Mind’. The second seminar will take place at the same time on May 16th.
 

About Nagabodhi
Nagabodhi made contact with Triratna in 1970, and has been a member of the Order since January 1974.

He set up Windhorse Publications and directed its growth, while editing our in-house magazines, for the next 25 years. He has been involved as a teacher, trustee, chair and president at several Triratna centres, and was a founding trustee – and one-time chair – of the Karuna Trust, a project that raises funds for social and Dharma projects in India.

As a president and public preceptor his work is based in the UK, the Netherlands, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Nagabodhi has twice lived in communities with Sangharakshita, and travelled with him throughout his extended ‘lecture tour’ in India in 1982— an experience he chronicled in his book, Jai Bhim – Dispatches from a Peaceful Revolution.

Over the past twelve years he has also taught Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in a range of secular contexts.

He has been a lover of The Bodhicaryavatara for many years and has led many retreats based on its themes around the world.

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