“Entering onto the Bodhisattva’s Path”
Please join us for a very special workshop with Professor Willis, Tomorrow!
1 pm, Buddhist House. Tea and Snacks Will be Served
This special event involves listening to, meditating upon, and otherwise closely exploring the great eighth-century poetic text by Master Shantideva, Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (the Bodhicaryavatara). We will read, aloud and together, this wondrous exposition of the Mahayana path, thereby softening our hearts and opening to the joys of our infinite capacity to benefit others. Professor Willis will offer explication of the text, the practices associated with it, and the meanings of key terms as we investigate how best to engender, nourish and increase our innate compassion.
Jan Willis is a professor of Religion at Wesleyan University. One of the earliest American scholar-practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism, she has studied with Buddhist teachers worldwide and has written extensively on Buddhist meditation, women and Buddhism, and Buddhism and race. Among her published works are Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist and Buddhist: One Woman’s Spiritual Journey and Enlightened Beings: Life Stories from the Ganden Oral Tradition. She also edited Feminine Ground: Essays on Women and Tibet. In December of 2000, Time magazine named Willis one of six “spiritual innovators for the new millennium” and in May 2007, Ebony magazine named Willis one of its “Power 150” most influential African Americans.
Date: Saturday, February 13th
Time: 1 pm
Place: Buddhist House (365 Washington)