Study: Mahayana 300 – The Heart of Daring

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Mahayana 300 - The Heart of Daring

1st Sunday of each month
11:00 am – 12:00 noon (following 10:00 am meditation)


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, newly revised, begin with this introductory course. In the Mahayana teachings we look at the possibility of generating limitless compassion, the unbounded intention to help all sentient beings, known in Sanskrit as bodhichitta.

The Heart of Daring, the first course in the Mahayana series, introduces us to the Mahayana 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, but first completing Intro to Buddhism (also currently being offered) is recommended. Please contact if you’d like to register.

The text for this class can be purchased at the Nalandastore.  Suggested donation is $10 per class to help with rent and other expenses, but please do not let lack of funds be a barrier to enrolling! Contact Ellen at if you have questions or for help with affordability of materials.

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