Received from HH the Dalai Lama
Conferred upon Marianne Mohr, NYC 2003
The Bodhisattva is a being who has taken a vow to help save all sentient beings before reaching personal enlightenment.
THE BODHISATTVA VOW RECITED BY MARIANNEWith a wish to free all beings
I shall go for refuge
To the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha,
Until I reach full enlightenment.
Enthused by wisdom and compassion,
today in the Buddhas' presence I generate
the Mind for Full Awakening
For the benefit of all sentient beings.
As long as space remains,
As long as sentient beings remain, Until then, may I too remain,
And dispel the miseries of the world.
THE BUDDHIST WORLD VIEW
FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
arises from attachment to desires
ceases when attachment to desire ceases
from suffering is possible by practicing the Eightfold Path
There are eight attitudes or paths, which help us to find freedom from suffering
FOR CHRISTIAN YOGA STUDENTS - THESE TENETS DO NOT REPLACE CHRISTIAN VALUES NOR ARE THEY IMPOSED ON STUDENTS WHO PRACTICE YOGA AT OUR STUDIO OR SCHOOL. BUDDHISM DOES NOT WORK TO CONVERT THOSE OF CHRISTIAN FAITH AND IS RESPECTFUL OF CHRISTIAN PRACTICE AND DEVOTION TO CHRIST.