Bodhisattva Path Study Group

The Bodhisattva Study Group is open to all students of the dharma who are interested in deepening their understanding of the Bodhisattva path.

In January of 2020, the Bodhisattva Study Group began studying and discussing Buddha Nature: The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra.

The group meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, from 7:15 until 8:45pm, online via Zoom.

The Bodhisattva Study Group is not currently accepting new members. The group will be open to new members when it begins studying a new text. If you would like to be notified when membership opens, please contact Bill Kimbro, the BSG group coordinator, at [email protected].

The Bodhisattva Study Group is led by Ray Sten, who has studied with a number of masters of the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages. Ray is a student of Mindrolling Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche.

From the back cover of Buddha Nature:

All sentient beings, without exception, have buddha nature—the inherent purity and perfection of the mind, untouched by changing mental states. Thus there is neither any reason for conceit nor self-contempt. This is obscured by veils that are removable and do not touch the inherent purity and perfection of the nature of mind.

“The Mahayana Uttaratrantra Shastra, one of the ‘Five Treatises’ said to have been dictated to Asanga by the Bodhisattva Maitreya, presents the Buddha’s definitive teachings on how we should understand this ground of enlightenment and clarifies the nature and qualities of buddhahood. This seminal text details with great clarity the view that forms the basis for Vajrayana, and especially Mahamudra practice.

Zoom information: Please write to Bill Kimbro, the group coordinator, at [email protected].