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Foundation Program Open House – October 26

Studying Meaningful to Behold (a commentary to the Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life)

Meaningful to BeholdOn October 19, we begin a new term of study with the first section of Meaningful to Behold – Becoming a Friend of the World with a Foundation Program open house class.  This precious text is a highly acclaimed commentary to the great Indian Buddhist Master Shantideva’s famous spiritual poem Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, one of the best loved and most important texts of Mahayana Buddhism. It reveals with poetic beauty and deep spiritual insight how to enter, make progress on, and complete the Buddhist path to enlightenment.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says in Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life:

We should read this book with a happy mind, free from distraction and negative views. It is also very important to improve our understanding of Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life by studying commentaries such as Meaningful to Behold. Through sincerely practising these instructions we can transform our ordinary, self-centre intentions into the supreme good heart, our ordinary confused view into profound wisdom, and our ordinary way of life into a Bodhisattva’s way of life. In this way, we will attaining the supreme. inner peace of enlightenment, which is the real meaning of our human life.

Open House Classes – October 19 & 26

If you have been attending our classes regularly and would like to engage in more meditation and discussion to gain deep realizations of the spiritual path, this program is for you. You are welcome to come and sit in for the first two classes before joining. After joining the class, we ask that you attend all the classes in this section. We have classes every Monday, but not holiday Mondays. All classes held at AKBC are included in your Foundation Program membership, so you can drop-in to any class, at any time and deepen your dharma experience.

Please contact education@akbc.ca to receive a link for the online open house class.  For current members, the link is available for you in the members area of the site. Everyone is welcome to join this open house class.

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