This week, Reggie discusses the bodhisattva — one who has committed their life to relieving the suffering of others. Far from being an unattainable ideal, the way of the bodhisattva is discovered in how we express our own innermost nature. When we overcome our habitual thinking, we realize that everything in our life is a source of joy and nourishment. Having tasted this life-giving “water” for ourselves, we are naturally compelled to offer our lives to others, no matter the cost. In the end, following the Dalai Lama, Reggie says, “the only way to find happiness is to love other people.”
This talk is from a bodhisattva vow ceremony that was offered at the 2011 Winter Dathun — a month-long retreat held at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado. To download more of Reggie’s teachings and to explore a variety of audio listening guides to assist you on your spiritual journey, please visit our store.