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December 14th: Path of the Bodhisattva Path of the Bodhisattva Precepts Ceremony with Mushim Ikeda


December 14th: Path of the Bodhisattva Path of the Bodhisattva Precepts Ceremony with Mushim Ikeda

Path of the Bodhisattva Precepts Ceremony

with Mushim Ikeda 

Daylong: Receiving or Witnessing the Bodhisattva Precepts & Vows, Dec 14, 10am – 4:30pm

(This is for those who have participated in Part I and / or Part II of the Path of the Bodhisaatva class series.)

East Bay Meditation Center 

285 17th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

I, myself, took the Bodhisattva Vows and made the vow, “Life after life, after life, after life, I will continue my practice and continue my work.” – Bhante Suhita Dharma, Buddhist monk and social worker, 1941-2013

In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva is an archetypal great being who tirelessly and joyfully works to liberate all beings from suffering. For the second time, EBMC will offer two class series exploring what it means to creatively embody the Bodhisattva teachings. Those who complete both class series may participate in the final daylong and either witness or take Bodhisattva precepts and vows in order to strengthen their commitment to collective liberation. These are the same vows taken by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Those who do not wish to take the Bodhisattva vows may take either of the two class series. Meditation (instruction provided for beginners), Dharma talks, and interactive exercises.

EBMC TEACHERS ARE NOT PAID BY THE CENTER. You are invited to offer a voluntary financial gift to them at the class. The East Bay Meditation Center operates using a generosity-based, gift economics model. This means we charge no set registration fees to attend our events and instead rely on the generous giving of our community. All classes at the Center do come with a financial cost. Class participants are offered an opportunity to make a voluntary gift to EBMC during the registration process or at an event itself. Please note that no one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you would like to explore any EBMC volunteer positions, please send an email expressing your interest to YWRtaW4gfCBlYXN0YmF5bWVkaXRhdGlvbiAhIG9yZw==

In order to protect the health of community members with environmental illness, please do not wear fragranced products (including natural fragrances) or clothes laundered in fragranced products to EBMC.

East Bay Meditation Center strives to be as accessible as possible.  For the safety of our teachers, staff, volunteers and participants, we cannot provide assistance for personal needs such as transferring into and out of chairs, walking, eating, or using the restroom.  If you require such assistance, you must bring a personal care assistant with you when you come to any event at EBMC.

About the Teacher: 

Mushim (Patricia Y. Ikeda) is a core teacher at EBMC. She is recipient of an honorary doctor of sacred theology degree from Starr King School for the Ministry, and she is the teacher of EBMC’s yearlong PiTA program, training social justice activists in mindfulness. Her Buddhist training has included both monastic and lay experience in North America and Asia since 1982, and she is also an author, mother, and diversity consultant. 
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