Bodhisattva Full Moon Ceremony

Date & Time
Wednesday, June 19th
7:15  Arrivals/Han begins
7:30  Zazen

 

Location

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

2255 W Giddings
Chicago,  60640

Donation

Requested, but not required

 

The Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony is a Buddhist ritual that is comprised of four parts:

REPENTENCE 

Acknowledging the timeless cost of cause and effect and vowing to be more mindful of our actions.

FOUR BODHISATTVA VOWS

A bodhisattva is a being who vows once enlightenment is attained, he or she will remain in this realm to help other beings attain enlightenment.

PURE PRECEPTS

We vow to……

Embrace and sustain all action

Embrace and sustain all that is good.

Embrace and sustain all beings

GRAVE PRECEPTS

We vow to refrain from……..

Killing

Taking what is not given

Misusing sexuality

False speech

Intoxicating mind or body

Speaking of the faults of others

Praising self at the expense of others

Being possessive of anything, especially the dharma

Harboring ill-will

Disparaging the Triple Treasure of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

DEDICATION of this Ceremony to all beings across time.