About Way of Bodhi
The Way of wisdom, compassion and openness
‘Way of Bodhi’ is about embarking on a journey of life with inner freedom, peace, wisdom, compassion and responsiveness. It goes beyond the limits of religions and dogmas, to discover the Buddha within - our own innately perfect qualities.
Peace, happiness and excellent qualities naturally flourish if we abandon dogmatic positions and recognize the true nature of ourselves and the world. Awakening is not a distant goal. It is not at the end of the Way; It is the Way. By living with wakeful awareness and insight, we can turn every moment of life into a fresh spurt of freedom, openness, clarity, simplicity, peace, loving-kindness and compassion.
The Way that the Buddha taught is not about finding perpetual refuge elsewhere. It is about enabling one to grow up and stand on one’s own feet. Buddhism is not a rigid roadmap to follow religiously (see Buddhism – a Way beyond Religion ). Instead, it teaches how to cultivate wisdom insight through direct observation. In the warmth of wisdom insight, dogmas and concepts that obstruct awakening melt away (See Way of Bodhi - An Open Way and Living in Spacious Awareness).
The cultivation of wisdom is by unlearning dogmas and concepts layer by layer until there is nothing that conceals reality. The Buddha gave varieties of vehicles (practice systems) through which one can set out on the journey, depending upon what suits one’s temperament and motivation. The practice traditions such as Dzogchen, Mahamudra, Zen, Mantrayana, Paramita-yana, Theravada, etc. present many such Ways.
At ‘Way of Bodhi’, with the aid of discourses, dialogues, and meditations aspirants embark upon a journey to inner peace, wisdom, compassion and openness. “Way of Bodhi” is based in Bangalore, India, and we also give discourses in others part of India such as Kerala.
May people of all religions, atheists and agnostics equally benefit from ‘Way of Bodhi’ in turning their lives into an expression of wisdom, compassion and openness! May all be able to cut across the clinging to various doctrines and walk free from religion in the light of direct wisdom! May there be happiness and peace in the world!
-Yogi Prabodha Jnana & Yogini Abhaya Devi