Bodhisattva Vow: Becoming a Friend to the World

with Kadam Morten

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 10:30am – 1:30pm

10:30 – 11:45am, 12:15 – 1:30pm, with optional Q&A

Kadampa Meditation Center NYC, 127 W. 24th Street

Free for supporting members, non-members: $25 | $15 for single session*

Through understanding and practicing Buddha’s teachings on bodhichitta, the mind of enlightenment, we can develop a powerfully joyful and loving heart which we can use to heal our own suffering and the suffering of others around us.

In this special half-day course, we will hear profound but practical teachings on this supremely altruistic mind, how to develop it inside in our heart through meditation and daily practice, and how to become a friend to the world who affects everyone they meet in the best possible way.

Finally, a special Bodhisattva Vow ceremony will be offered in which people will have the opportunity to become a member of the Mahayana Buddhist family, becoming like a son or daughter of Buddha. This vow will ensure the swift attainment of enlightenment for whoever takes it. It is said whoever takes the Bodhisattva Vow and keeps it purely will constantly be creating positive energy day and night, even while asleep.


This day will be based on the book, Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, which is available at our bookstore.


*It is recommended that you attend the course in its entirety. Per-session registration is not available online, but walk-ins are welcome for those who cannot attend both sessions


About Kadampa Meditation Center NYC

Located in the heart of Chelsea, Kadampa Meditation Center NYC provides meditation classes and teachings throughout NYC and the greater New York area.


We offer evening meditation classes on Mondays, TuesdaysWednesdaysThursdays, and Fridays, and morning meditation classes on Tuesdays and Sundays that are suitable for newcomers. Our lunchtime meditations and after-work meditations are only a half-hour long and a great way to get a taste of meditation. We also have a monthly introductory classes, Learn the Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation, and on occasional weekends, as well as regular day and weekend meditation courses and retreats.