Awakened Compassionate Activity: The Way of the Bodhisattva

ClearLight Meditation Institute


Awakened Compassionate Activity: The Way of the Bodhisattva

A 10 Week Course

With Scott McBride
Tuesday evenings,  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
April 16 – June 18
At: Valley Friends Meeting House, 1121 Old Eagle School Rd, Wayne, PA
Thursday mornings,  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
April 18 – June 20
At: Valley Friends Meeting House, 1121 Old Eagle School Rd, Wayne, PA

The Bodhisattva is someone who dedicates themselves to awakening for the benefit of all beings everywhere.  Seeing and sensing the interconnectedness of all life within the universal field of unconditional, loving, awake awareness naturally inspires their activity for the benefit of others.

While every living being is a unique expression of the universal field of pure consciousness, we are simultaneously bound by the chains of individual karma and conditioning which bring dissatisfaction, suffering, and inner conflict. And we all long for a freedom and lasting happiness that we sense is possible. Sometimes we even wish that everyone else might experience this too – so that the whole world could be positively changed. That sentiment is the seed of enlightened activity.

Once we have a stable experience of our own awakened nature – unconditional loving awareness – we have the inner resources and capacity to engage in the life of an authentic Bodhisattva dedicated to compassionate awakened activity. In this course we will explore the Bodhisattva practices of the Six Transcendent Actions, Exchanging Oneself for Others, and Mind Training Contemplations from the “top-down” perspective of non-dual, loving awareness.

Who should take this course? This program is for mature meditators experienced with non-dual awareness and the pathless path. Most students in this group have been practicing for many years and have previously acquired skills in sustaining present moment awareness, uncovering and releasing personal emotional material, and heart opening practices.

If you are drawn to our Awakening courses but not clear if this is suitable for your level of experience, please contact us.

Registration Options

  • On-site Classroom - $249

    Early bird discount of $20 if registered by April 5.

  • Course Plus Retreat Package - $349

    This option is only available when signing up for the course. Early bird discount of $30 if registered by April 5.

  • Recordings Only - $125

    The best way to develop a meditation practice is to participate with a group in a live setting. But for those who are unable to attend our onsite class, ClearLight offers an Internet only option. Under this option, the weekly audio recordings from each class are made available each week via our website. Requires computer and internet access.

  • Recordings + Retreat Package - $225

    This special discount option includes the recordings from the 10-week course and the companion one day retreat on Saturday June 15. Click here to read about the retreat.

To ensure no one is turned away for lack of funds, ClearLight offers partial scholarships. To inquire, please contact us.


A link to the audio recordings for this course will be emailed to all registered participants during the first week of the course.

While I have read and received direct path teachings before, the addition – or the clear pointing out of the heart element – deepened and made more vivid my experience. Incredible.Brandon, 5-Day Retreat Participant
Sharing the retreat with a group in this setting was so important and uplifting. Result – stronger understanding of awake awareness. Highly recommended. The best teachers with years of experience who actually care about your experience.Diane, 5-Day Retreat Participant
Thank you for such spacious, pointed teaching! The material, pacing and presentation (!!) continue to be first rate. The personal examples you give are always warmly humorous and helpful. Your passion for this practice mirrors your concern and care for us, your students and fellow practitioners. I watch my practice deepen and realization clarify while sensing the same maturation in my fellow class mates.
Barry, Meditation Teacher and Awakening Course Participant