Fri-Sun, June 8-10, 2018

The Bodhicharyávatara has been widely acclaimed and respected for more than one thousand years. It is studied and praised by all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. – Tenzin Gyatso, HH the 14th Dalai Lama

Description of the root text:

“The thematic structure of this work is based on the six perfections of generosity, ethical discipline, patience, zeal, meditation, and wisdom, which provide the framework for the Bodhisattva’s path to enlightenment. The first three chapters discuss the benefits of bodhicitta, the Spirit of Awakening that motivates the Bodhisattva way of life, and explain the means of cultivating and sustaining this altruistic aspiration. Those topics lay the foundation of the perfection of generosity.” – from the introduction in A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life, trans. Vesna A. Wallace.

Related Course

Also see the Basic Program module running this summer on Thursday nights, May 17 to August 16. If you miss the beginning of the the Thursday night program, you can catch up by attending this weekend. See more about the FPMT Basic Program here.

  • Part 2 Weekend: September 7-9, 2018
  • Part 3 Weekend: November 16-18, 2018

About the Instructor

Venerable Steve Carlier (Thubten Sherab) was born in the UK, and has been studying Buddhism since 1977. He first met Lama Yeshe, the founder of the FPMT, and Lama Zopa, its current head, in 1978. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Lama Zopa in 1979 and received full ordination from Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche the following year. He studied for eleven years at Nalanda Monastery in France, and from 1993 to 2004 was one of only a handful of Westerners who have followed the Nalanda (India) tradition of studies at Sera Monastery in India. Since 1978 he has been a student of the revered abbot emeritus of Sera Je monastery, Geshe Jampa Tegchog. More recently he has served as this great master’s interpreter. He is currently at Land of Medicine Buddha, teaching the Basic Program.


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Date(s): Fri-Sun, June 8-10, 2018
Times: 7:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Steve Carlier
Type of event: retreat
Number of sessions: 1 weekend
Level: intermediate
Participation: residential; commuter options
Location: Main Gompa
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Registration and Donations for Bodhicaryávatara Part 1 w. Ven. Steve Carlier

Ticket Type Price Spaces
1. Commuter full weekend (Bodhi weekend)
Includes 2 dinners and 2 lunches. DAYTIME RETREAT - $230. Registration fee $50. Balance payable upon arrival. Members $50 off.
2a. Residential full weekend (Bodhi weekend)
All meals. DOUBLE ROOM - $350. (to be booked jointly by two friends) Registration fee $100. Balance payable upon arrival. Members $50 off.
2b. Residential full weekend (Bodhi weekend)
All meals. SINGLE ROOM - $430. Registration fee $100. Balance payable upon arrival. Members $50 off.
3. Sangha full weekend (Bodhi weekend)
All meals included. $80. Contact us if you need lodging. (This ticket is only for ordained monks and nuns.)
4. LMB Staff (Bodhi weekend) $0.00
5a. Supreme Sponsor (Bodhi weekend) $250.00
5b. Generous Sponsor (Bodhi weekend) $108.00
5c. Basic Sponsor (Bodhi weekend) $54.00