Featured Koan: The Four Boundless Vows

I vow to wake all the beings of the world,
I vow to set endless heartache to rest,
I vow to walk though every wisdom gate,
I vow to live the great Buddha Way.

—PZI Refuge Vows

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The Three Pure Vows as Gates: 3 Mondays in June – w. Allison, Tess, & Jesse

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The Three Pure Vows as Gates: Part 3 with Allison Atwill, Tess Beasley, & Jesse Cardin

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Free – $10

Link coming soon for Vows as Gates, Final Part 3 of 3

As part of our ongoing exploration of the bodhisattva vows as koans, this series will explore the very architecture of suffering; the way that our ideas about good and bad, helpful and harmful, tend to rise around us like walls that stave off the inherently creative moves of awakening. Through meditation, talks and lively discussion, we’ll discover how the pure land of consciousness is far more vast and fluid than “doing the right thing,” and how—tucked inside our fixed views—there lies our invitation to freedom.

Part 1: (Expired) Monday June 7th — I vow to do no harm
This is the cave where the teachings of all the Buddhas have their source.

Part 2: (ExpiredMonday June 14th — I vow to do good
This is the way of perfect enlightenment, and the path that everyone walks.

Part 3: Monday June 21st — I vow to do good for others
This is going beyond any distinction between ordinary and awakened people, freeing yourself and others.

Join us for a koan, meditation, dharma talk, & conversation. All are welcome. Register to participate.

— Allison, Tess, & Jesse


June 21
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free – $10
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Allison Atwill, Tess Beasley, & Jesse Cardin