Relative Bodhicitta Meditations

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mitra Tyler Dewar

Relative Bodhicitta Meditations

May 17-19th


Join us for a program of talks and guided meditation sessions led by Mitra Tyler Dewar. Tyler will present pithy teachings and provide meditation techniques for two sets of relative bodhicitta meditations: the “four immeasurables” and the “seven cause-and-effect stages of bodhicitta.”

The four immeasurables focus on developing—in a step-by-step way that honors and does not push us away from the place we are in right now—unconditional love, compassion, joy, and impartiality in relation to ourselves and others, all sentient beings. The seven cause-and-effect stages of bodhicitta provide a contemplative framework for gradually developing and sustaining the wish to achieve awakening for the benefit of others. Joined with the wisdom that investigates reality and its nature, bodhicitta becomes the main engine of the path to awakening according to the Mahayana tradition. Doing bodhicitta meditations such as the ones we will do here provide an opportunity to make bodhicitta more experience-based and evident in our day-to-day lives.

May 17-19th
Friday night 7-8:30pm.
Saturday 10am-noon and 2-4pm
Sunday 1-3pm.

Friday night $20
Weekend: Members $75
Weekend: Non-members $90

Location:  100 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 6, Boulder CO 80302

Registration via Pay Pal (or cash or check at the door)



Mitra_Tyler_Dewar-1Mitra Tyler was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. He has been engaged in the study and practice of Buddhism since 1996, becoming a student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche two years later. He began studying the Tibetan language in 1997 and became an oral interpreter and textual translator for Nitartha Institute and Nalandabodhi in 2000. Tyler joined the faculty of Nitartha Institute in 2003 and was appointed as a senior teacher in Nalandabodhi in 2005. He has served as an oral interpreter for lineage-holding masters of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism.

Tyler enjoys teaching and exploring how the great Buddhist forebears inspire and inform life in the 21th century. A musician and singer, he has participated in the creation of several ‘melodized’ liturgies and ‘dharma songs.’ Tyler is the father of an amazing daughter and lives in Seattle, Washington.

The “Mitra” title: In 2005, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche empowered a group of his long-time students to be senior teachers of Nalandabodhi. He gave each of them the title Mitra, which is drawn from the Sanskrit term Kalyanamitra, “spiritual friend.” The Mitras guide Nalandabodhi’s three paths of Study, Meditation, and Mindful Activity and teach throughout the world.


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