The bodhisattva is a figure from Buddhist mythology who chooses to remain actively attached to the world until all sentient beings achieve enlightenment. In other words, not only do they feel physically able to operate the airplanes emergency exit, but theyll also remain onboard until everyone slides safely down the inflatable raft. The bodhisattva known as Tara has several forms, but Green Tara
is the Buddha of enlightened activity. Practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism or anyone curious about the influence of bodhisattva thought can attend a 7 p.m. service in her honor every Tuesday in the Rime Buddhist Center (700 West Pennway, 816-471-7073).
The Rime Buddhist Center