• Maximum $250.00 – Sliding Scale. Suggested Donation for entire Series ($108)
  • Maximum $80.00 – Sliding Scale. Suggested Donation per class ($20)
  • Monastic / Friends of LMB member Free

Date & Time Details: 8:00 - 9:30 am June 27 - August 8

Location: Online Only via Zoom

Address: Zoom

Contact: Isabella Wesner
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The Nectar of Bodhicitta

With Venerable Steve Carlier

June 27 - August 8, 2024

Thursdays, June 27 – August 8

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Online ONLY 

“Whatever action we do with a selfish motivation is not only a complete waste of time, it causes only further future suffering. On the other hand, any action done with a selfless bodhicitta motivation is utterly worthwhile. Therefore, every action we do, every action, should be done with the thought to benefit others.” – Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, in The Nectar of Bodhicitta:
As Khunu Lama Rinpoche says in The Jewel Lamp:

[338] When you walk, walk with bodhicitta.
When you sit, sit with bodhicitta.
When you stand, stand with bodhicitta.
When you sleep, sleep with bodhicitta.

[339] When you look, look with bodhicitta.
When you eat, eat with bodhicitta.
When you speak, speak with bodhicitta.
When you think, think with bodhicitta.

Twenty-four hours a day, every action we do should be done with bodhicitta, not for ourselves but for others. No matter what action we do, if it’s done with the mind cherishing others it’s a Dharma action, one that will lead us to peerless happiness and lead all others to peerless happiness. On the other hand, as long as our actions don’t oppose the self-cherishing thought, they are worldly actions, done out of worldly concern, and can only result in increasing our ignorance and in having to experience [more] future suffering.


Practicalities of the series:

All are welcome to attend this class. This series will be online only via Zoom. Recordings will be available if you are unable to make all the classes.


  • June 27
  • NO CLASS – July 4
  • July 11
  • July 18
  • July 25
  • August 1
  • August 8

Zoom room etiquette:

We request that you engage with the Zoom room as if it were an actual Gompa. When possible please leave your cameras on so that we can create a virtual community. If you’re having technical difficulties or unable to that is okay.

*Please note, due to the open-ended and flexible nature of this class, attendance of these sessions does not count towards a completion card for the FPMT Basic Program.


Venerable Steve Carlier
Ven Steve was born in the UK and has been learning about Buddhism since 1977. He first met Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1978. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1979, and received full ordination from Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche the following year.…
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