Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony
with Acharya Emily Bower
Acharya Emily Bower will offer members of the Birmingham community an opportunity to take refuge and bodhisattva vows during her visit to Birmingham in April. The ceremonies will be Sunday afternoon, April 28. The Bodhisattva vow ceremony (private) will be at 1:30 PM. The refuge vow ceremony (open to friends, family and community) will be at 3:00 PM. A reception for all vowtakers and guests will follow both ceremonies. Register for Refuge vows here. There will be a preliminary meeting for applicants with Acharya Bower on Friday afternoon April 26.
The Bodhisattva vow marks the commitment to devote one’s activities toward helping others, along with one’s self, to realize liberation from suffering. This vow is taken only by those who have already taken refuge vows.
Materials fee for bodhisattva vows is $15. Please register below.
Download and complete the Bodhisattva Vow Application here. A letter of recommendation from a meditation instructor is also required.
Please contact Janet Bronstein [email protected] or 410-1157 with questions.