ACI Course 11: Bodhisattva’s Way of Life – Part 2 of 3

Weekends: September 15-17 & 22-24, 2017

ACI Course 11 is the second in a three-part series based on “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” (Bodhisattvacharya Avatara) by Master Shantideva (700 AD), and the commentary “Entry Point for Children of the Victorious Buddhas” (Gyalse Juk-ngok) by Gyaltsab Je (1364-1432).  

Topics include: an explanation of the perfection of patience, the perfection of joyful effort, and the perfection of meditative concentration; the results of anger; how to make a habit of not getting angry; how joyous effort supports the other five perfections; obstacles to joyous effort; obstacles to meditation; how selfishness produces pain; reasons to treat others as well as yourself; the source of all the world’s pain; compassion as a prerequisite for successful meditative concentration; meditation as a prerequisite for wisdom; where you, your world, and all of your experiences come from; and Buddha nature.

It is recommended, but not necessary that you study Part I prior to studying Part II.


In keeping with the ACI lineage, all teachings are offered free of charge.  Accommodations are offered at a modest rate. Questions? Contact our Program Director:




Fridays, September 15 & 22, 2017 5:00 – 7:00 pm


Sundays, September 17 & 24, 2017 12:00Noon

Proposed Weekend Schedule*

7:00-9:00 pm Class
11:00am-1:00pm Class
3:00-5:00 pm Class
7:00-9:00 pm Class
10:00 am-12noon Class

*Group Yoga and Group Meditation offered upon request.