Mahayana 300 – Heart of Daring

Mahayana Study in Philadelphia!

Sundays 1 – 230 PM – Yoga on Main

In the Nalandabodhi Path of Study, our studies of selflessness in the Hinayana are the jumping off point for understanding Mahayana selflessness, which broadens the notion beyond personal selflessness into the vastness of mahashunyata, or the “great emptiness.” The Mahayana Courses begin with an introductory course called “The Heart of Daring.” In these teachings we look at the possibility of generating limitless compassion, the unbounded intention to help all sentient beings, known in Sanskrit as bodhichitta.

This first course in the Mahayana series introduces us to the teachings on selflessness, compassion and the concept of selfless compassion, the stages of the Mahayana path, and the role of the spiritual friend in reaching enlightenment, the goal of the Mahayana path.

This class is open to all, though please contact Tim at philadelphia@nalandabodhi.org if you’re interested but haven’t completed the Introduction or Hinayana courses.

The text for this class can be purchased at the nalandastore

More information about the Nalandabodhi Mahayana Path of Study can be found here.

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