The Joy of Becoming a Bodhisattva – Saturday, November 5 from 10:30am to 4:30pm

According to Buddha, the best life is that of a Bodhisattva, a person who is progressing towards the actualization of their highest potential in order to be of real benefit to everyone, all living beings. And the life of a Bodhisattva is still available to us here and now. 

During this retreat day with Kadam Michelle we will learn how we can begin to generate the intention of a Bodhisattva, so that our life begins to resemble the Bodhisattva’s way of life. We will learn how to practice the six main trainings of giving, moral discipline, patience, joyful effort, concentration and wisdom.

Fulfilling our own potential, and maximizing our ability to be of real benefit to our world, there can be no more meaningful and joyful life than this.

Session times:

10:30am – 12noon

1:45 – 3:00pm

3:30 – 4:30pm

Location: This event will be held at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston, located at 2298 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, just a few blocks from the Davis Square T stop. There is free parking available, please email us at

Kadam Michelle Gauthier is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Tampa Bay and has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years. Before coming to Tampa Bay, she served as the Second Teacher, Education Program Coordinator and Treasurer at the International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon in Williams, AZ. She has also been Resident Teacher at KMC South Carolina, KMC Phoenix, and Dharmachakra Center in Palm Springs, CA. She is an inspiring example of Modern Buddhism in practice. She presents Buddha’s teachings with beautiful clarity, warmth and sincerity, skillfully guiding people from all walks of life to find inner peace and lasting happiness.

Resource links:

During this retreat day we will be using The Liberating Prayer. If you are not familiar with these prayers, and would like to join in, you can find the text via the link above.

New to meditation? Try out the three guided breathing meditations contained within Meditations for Relaxation (MP3).

Want to go deeper? Check out the Foundation Program for a systematic study of Buddha’s teachings that can provide you with a foundation for a strong daily practice.

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  •  November 5, 2022
     10:30 am - 4:30 pm