Bodhisattva Peace Institute Immersion Series
The BPI Immersion series is sequential. The series begins with a weekend Bodhisattva Peace Training, followed by the Change of Heart Immersion, and then the sequentially numbered Bodhicitta Immersions I-VIII. Each new teaching assumes that the student has a deep familiarity with the meditations and practices taught in previous ones.
Attendance at all Bodhicitta Immersions is by permission only. Lama Shenpen grants permission based on students’ having thoroughly reviewed and practiced the Immersions they have previously attended. For those who cannot travel it may be possible to attend a ranch immersion by phone, assuming you’ve established a personal relationship with Lama Shenpen ahead of time.
For practice and review purposes, hyperlinks to audio recordings of any Bodhicitta Immersion are available to those who attended that Immersion. You can request the links by emailing Mercy at
Bodhicitta Immersion I
Immersion I helps us to recognize, in the context of our own minds, how we generate and proliferate the cycles of suffering when we stray from the Four Immeasurable Qualities, and how giving rise to bodhicitta interrupts the cycle of suffering and creates the basis for short- and long-term benefit for ourselves and others.