The Practice Theme for 2023:
How Can I Help? The Bodhisattva’s Response to Life
Our theme, How Can I Help? is the question that comes from the heart of a bodhisattva. How can we alleviate suffering instead of causing it? How can we effectively share all we have? It takes our best selves to respond to life in this way.
Each quarter, we will be introduced to a bodhisattva, and the special tools or superpowers they employ. We will learn ways to use these tools in our daily lives, and to nurture our innate potential to become true bodhisattvas.
These talks will be given on the second week of each quarter: January 9, April 4, July 18, October 10.
To participate on-line in these talks, please contact us for a Zoom-link.
It’s going to be a wonderful year of learning to respond to life more skillfully and more joyfully, togethe
“To be worthy of being a disciple of the Buddha, one should be a bodhisattva.” The Bodhisattva Path, Thich Nhat Hanh
Talk #2: April 4, 2023, 6 pm – 7:15 pm
It’s time for us birds to cultivate our second wing, Great Compassion. When wisdom and compassion blossom, we are truly free.
We will practice together to understand the historical stories and expressions of the bodhisattva of great compassion, called Avalokiteshvara, Kwan Yin, Kwan Te Am, etc.
And we will also welcome a bonus bodhisattva, to help us on this path of awakening.
With music, silence, and sharing, we come together to nourish and inspire our highest potential. To be a real human being.
Talk #3: June 4, 2023 Lotuses Returning to the Mountain
A Day of Mindfulness (in person) With Dharma teacher Barbara Casey
9 am – 2 pm
Havurah Shir Hadash
185 N. Mountain Avenue, Ashland, OR
Talk #4: July 18, 2023, 6 pm – 7:15 pm Bodhisattva Sadaparabhuta
Talk #5: October 10, 2023, 6 pm – 7:15 pm Dharanimdhara, Earth Store bodhisattva, aka Protector of the Earth