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How to Develop Bodhicitta with Venerable George Churinoff

Repeats every week 3 times.
7:00 pm Wednesday, December 1, 2021


Bodhicitta - universal compassion for all beings - is a foundational value in Mahayana Buddhism. We need to learn how to develop and strengthen this altruistic attitude in order to attain enlightenment.

Join Venerable George Churinoff as he teaches on how to develop and practice bodhicitta, drawing on the text, "The Essence of the Vast and Profound: A Commentary on Je Tsongkhapa's Middle-Length Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment" by Pabongkha Rinpoche.

Geshe Gelek has been teaching from this text in Wednesday night lamrim class; Venerable George will continue the teachings.

These teachings can be accessed via Zoom or on YouTube.

Registration is required to attend the teachings via Zoom. Please click here to register. Students who are already registered for Wednesday lamrim class can continue to use their existing registration link.

Learn more about Venerable George.

Sponsor dedications for Venerable George's teachings:

Nancy Joseph:  To Health of Ven George, and to enlightenment of all sentient beings

Hien Trinh:  All sentient beings are no longer suffering, never go hungry, have home and health and clothes to keep warm.

Anonymous:  May all sentient beings develop bodhicitta, follow the path, quickly reach enlightenment and return to lead others out of samsara. May all our teachers have long, happy healthy lives and remain long to guide us.


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