In Mahayana Buddhism, a bodhisattva; is an enlightened (bodhi) being (sattva). Traditionally, a bodhisattva is anyone on the Buddhist path who, motivated by great compassion, seeks enlightenment for the benefit of all beings but decides to forgo supreme enlightenment for the benefit of working for the benefit of all sentient beings.
This talk will explore the many ways one can become a bodhisattva in 21st century America, from the perspective of a few Buddhist traditions such as Zen and Vajrayana schools through the words of their teachers like Thich Nhat Hanh and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote, “The life of a Bodhisattva is relating with all sentient beings as guests. The Bodhisattva invites everyone as a guest, constantly offering a feast.”
Presented by Dharma Teacher Rev. Senpai Lewis-Bastias.