Bodhisattva Vow Talks

The Bodhisattva vow is a vow (Sanskrit: praṇidhāna, lit. aspiration or resolution) taken by some Mahāyāna Buddhists to achieve full buddhahood for the sake of all sentient beings. One who has taken the vow is nominally known as a bodhisattva (a being working towards buddhahood). This can be done by venerating all Buddhas and by cultivating supreme moral and spiritual perfection, to be placed in the service of others. In particular, bodhisattvas promise to practice the six perfections of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom in order to fulfill their bodhicitta aim of attaining buddhahood for the sake of all beings.

The vow is commonly taken in a ritual setting, overseen by a senior monastic, teacher or guru. Whereas the prātimokṣa vows cease at death, the bodhisattva vow extends into future lives. The bodhisattva vows should not be confused with the Bodhisattva Precepts (Skt. bodhisattva-śīla), which are specific ethical guidelines for bodhisattvas.

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Way-Seeking Mind, Part III

Serial: SR-00194

Winter Sesshin, Day 3, Lecture No. 3
Monday, December 1, 1969

Way-Seeking Mind, Sesshin, Bodhisattva Vow, Big Mind, difficulty, Vows, heart, Monks...
Dec 01 1969

New Students' Questions

Serial: SR-00211

Tuesday, October 14, 1969
San Francisco

Question-and-Answer, Bodhisattva Vow, War, Buddha Nature, Addiction, Diversity, Vows...
Oct 14 1969

How To Take Our Bodhisattva's Vow

Serial: SR-00017

Tuesday Morning, April 29, 1969
San Francisco

Bodhisattva Vow, Dogen, Agama Sutra, Precepts, Mahayana, Sutra, Observe, Freedom,...
Apr 29 1969

OLD - Samantabhadra Buddha

Serial: SR-00108

Friday Evening, January 12, 1968

Bodhisattva Vow, Enemies, Vows, Community, Describe, Ceremony, reality
Jan 12 1968

OLD - Samantabdra Buddha

Serial: SF-05331


Bodhisattva Vow, Offering, Passions, Describe, Vows, Karma, Faith, Ceremony
Jan 12 1968