Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Eight Limbs of Yoga
Ruth Lauer Manenti
Sunday February 26th

A lecture on the Eight Limbs of Master Patanjali's ashtanga system which begins with not hurting others and ends with one-ness. This lecture will include singing some of the sutras as well as a short meditation. Dedicated to Lama Christie and all of the Diamond Mountain retreatants.
Suggested donation $25.00

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

ACI X: A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, Part I, Tuesdays at 7pm, Beginning Feb 7




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How do we deal with all the suffering in the world? And how do we behave in a loving and compassionate way to those around us when our mind is upset and afflicted? Through love, caring and compassion-this is the training of a Bodhisattva. This course is the first in a three part series based upon A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (Bodhisattvacharya Avatara) by Master Shantideva (700 AD), and this classic ancient work is considered the best book ever written to learn to live as a bodhisattva.

We will cover the benefits of being a bodhisattva, how to collect the causes to develop true loving compassion, development of the recollection and the watchfulness required to think and act like a bodhisattva, and removing existing obstacles that prevent our attainment of true bodhichitta. In part one of The Guide, we explore the six perfections as the basis for living as a bodhisattva and especially the perfection of giving and the perfection of an ethical way of life.

John Stilwell is a former director of the Asian Classics Institute (ACI), Godstow Retreat Center, and was General Manger of Land of Medicine Buddha. He is an executive and father who began teaching yoga 20 years ago, and has taught Buddhist sutra and tantra in the tradition of Je Tsongkapa for 15 years with a contemporary perspective highly relevant to daily life. John received transmission of the 18 Courses from Arya Sumati Dharmadhara, Geshe Michael Roach.

Live broadcast via ustream: 7:00pm EST