Study Session: the Four Bodhisattva Vows

  • 07 Aug 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Hybrid -- on-site and Zoom
  • 5


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Dharma Study Session: the Four Bodhisattva Vows

Where: This session will be a hybrid offering, held simultaneously on-site at Red Clay Sangha's Hospital Drive location, with Zoom access for those wishing to participate remotely (Use this link to join, or go to, click the links to enter a meeting, and enter meeting ID 971-373-141 and password 879550).

For on-site attendance, full COVID19 vaccination is required, and attendance is limited to 10 people. The registration form requires you to select whether you plan to attend on-site or by Zoom.


Beings are numberless, I vow to awaken them
Delusions are inexhaustible, I vow to end them
Dharma gates are boundless, I vow to enter them
The Buddha Way is unsurpassable, I vow to embody it

Buddhists around the world, including Red Clay Sangha (prior to Covid!) chant this every week - or maybe even more frequently! Where does this verse come from? Why do we make these vows? And can we really take on these seemingly impossible commitments? In this study session we'll discuss these topics and explore how to make this practical and real in our ordinary, everyday lives.

When: Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a 15-minute break in the middle.

Materials: A document of texts and sources for the session will be distributed prior to August 7.

About the Study Session Leader

Gareth Young has been with Red Clay Sangha since its founding. He has formally studied in both the Insight and Zen traditions and his practice is informed by these and other branches of Buddhism, as well as other spiritual practices and other faiths. His approach to practice is intentionally inclusive, open and welcoming.

Questions? If you have questions or cannot attend, please email Gareth Young or Elizabeth Gibson to let us know.

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