ONLINE: The Way of the Bodhisattva: Entering the Path of Compassion

with Acharya Dan Hessey and Marian English

July 26 - August 30

Six Monday Evenings at 7:15pm EDT

This online 6 week class will look at the profound experience of discovering our bodhicitta, what Trungpa Rinpoche called our “Enlightened Genes.” Join Karmê Chöling's household as we explore what it means to walk the Bodhisattva’s path. We will read from The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume Two and Shantideva’s classic text, the Bodhicaryavatara as we explore both our doubt and inspiration regarding our Buddha Nature, emptiness and compassion.

All sessions will be recorded and made available to all registered participants. This class has no prerequisites but it is recommended that participants have a regular meditation practice.


To attend the opening live session on Monday July 26th, you must be registered by Saturday, July 24th, 2021, in order to receive welcoming information and the zoom link. Recordings of live sessions will be made available to everyone who is registered for the program.

The zoom room will open at 7pm on Monday evenings, starting July 26th. Please sign in a few minutes early to check your connection and settle. The final class will meet on August 30th.

Note: our pre-zoom era program template hasn't caught up with online programming yet. Please disregard the note "Price includes meals but not accommodations". The price listed below is for online tuition only.



Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

This is the actual price of the program.

We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.


About Acharya Dan Hessey

Daniel Hessey has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism for nearly forty-five years. He served as Executive Director of Shambhala Mountain Center from 1985-92. He has taught Shambhala Buddhism throughout the United States, as well as Mexico, Australia, and Chile. He recently served four years as resident acharya at SMC.

Dan is on the founding board of The Beanstalk Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting grassroots social entrepreneurs based in Denver, Colorado. Over the last twenty years he has translated and written a commentary on the Yijing (I Ching) from the Chinese into English. It was published as Enlightened Society, a Shambhala Buddhist reading of the Yijing this year.

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