Modern Day Bodhisattva Seminar with Dzigar Kongtrul RinpocheJune 9-19, 2018
Discover Compassion and Insight in Everyday Life
with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
The MDB teachings address the pressing need for more people to approach life’s challenges from a platform of altruism, deep warmth, and caring support for others.
The Modern Day Bodhisattva Seminar in Vermont offers practical methods to move beyond the barriers of our isolating self-concern by expanding our heart to care for the welfare of all beings. This is the heart of a bodhisattva, which is built on the practice of intelligent self-reflection. Amazingly we find that the more we honestly explore our own mind, the more we feel open and connected to others. From this strong understanding of mind, one becomes genuinely kinder and more sympathetic to others.
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche conceived the Modern Day Bodhisattva teachings as a means to present the essence of the Buddhist Mahayana tradition in language and practices that are accessible to modern people, and easy to practice in the midst of our day. He believes that the focus of these teachings cut to the core of what it means to live a happy life, in which personal transformation and service to others remain at the forefront of our minds. As he says, “We are born with a natural inclination to serve, not only ourselves and those we love, but humanity as a whole. Yet we are often unclear about how to fulfill these deeply interconnected wishes. The MDB Seminar shows us how to apply the wisdom of the bodhisattva teachings to our own time and culture. This education can bring about profound transformation, increasing our capacity to be of benefit to ourselves and others.” -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
At the end of the seminar, Rinpoche will offer refuge and bodhisattva vows. Please contact Joey Waxman if you are interested in taking either of these vows. Registration includes a locally prepared vegetarian lunch with gluten-free options.
Live video streaming, with 30-days video on demand, is also available for those unable to attend the retreat in Vermont in person.