The Jewel in the Lotus: a course on the Bodhisattva Ideal for women+On Thu, 3 March, 2022 - 17:55
The Jewel in the Lotus: a course on the Bodhisattva Ideal for women+
Three Sundays: April 3, May 1, June 5; 12:30-3 pm
In person at Gateway Taiji (Zoom option also available)
The perspective of Mahayana Buddhism is based in the Bodhisattva Ideal, namely the attainment of Buddhahood for the benefit of all beings. In this 3-session Level 2 course we will hear parables from the Lotus Sutra to explore themes from the Bodhisattva Ideal including the arising of the Bodhicitta (the will to enlightenment) and the Six Paramitas (Perfections) which are the practices of generosity, ethics, patience, energy, meditation, and wisdom.
April 3: The Mahayana Perspective and the Parable of the Burning House
May 1: The Myth of the Return Journey and Symbols of Life and Growth
June 5: The Symbolism of the Stupa and The Jewel in the Lotus
Open to women+ who wish to go deeper into the principles and practices of Buddhism. Intended for those familiar with the meditation practices taught in Triratna Buddhist Community. Offered by donation, sliding scale $30-$90 suggested for the whole course. Gateway Taiji, Qigong & Yoga is at 875 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Please let us know if you prefer to attend on Zoom.
Led By — Viriyalila has been meditating and practicing Buddhism since 1994. Ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2005, she has a passion for collaborative organizational teamwork and is currently supporting the training process for women+ who wish to be ordained on the Triratna Buddhist Order. She has a passion for the arts, communication, and Dharma study along with her livelihood as an Acupuncturist and Herbalist.