Building the beLOVEd Community

Community Membership


Community Membership is vital for our beLOVEd community. The practice of commitment in relationship to something loved is a holy experience—it is a divine appointment that calls us into our highest self. Commitment requires us to transcend our small self and see ourselves as an essential contribution to the greater good.

We invite you into this sacred process knowing that exploration of Community Membership will support your personal and spiritual development, support our Community’s vibrancy and support our contribution to the larger community of Chicago and beyond.

Watch: An Introduction from Rev. Lola Wright

Together, we are Building the beLOVEd Community
through our 5 Ways of BEing.

Our 5 Ways of BEing

  • BE in the Practice of Oneness

  • BE Related

  • BE in Belonging

  • BE in Sacred Service

  • BE in Committed Giving

Community Member

A Community Member is someone who commits to the vision of Building the beLOVEd Community as we Reveal Love, Honor All Paths and Celebrate Life through our 5 Ways of BEing. Each Community Member willingly strives to keep the vision alive by practicing the 5 Ways of BEing and partnering with community groups, spiritual leaders, volunteer leaders, staff, community members and friends within Bodhi and beyond.


Our Mission

We awaken individuals to live their inherent power and purpose. Through unconditional love, creativity and conscious community we reveal Oneness in service to the people of Chicago and beyond.

Our Vision

We envision a world where every human being awakens to the God within.

Our Values

  • Unconditional acceptance of all people, wherever they are on their spiritual journey, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexuality, age, politics, hairstyle or favorite color.
  • Joyous appreciation of life, celebrating it just as it is.
  • Integrity and Personal Responsibility, holding ourselves accountable for the commitments we make, actions we take and results we achieve.
  • Authentic and Respectful Communication, we speak from the heart even when it’s difficult, creating real conversations and real relationships.
  • Conscious cultivation of resources, managing and growing wisely.

Our 8 Spiritual Practices

  • Affirmative Prayer
  • Meditation
  • Visioning
  • Forgiveness
  • Spirit-Centered Leadership
  • Sacred Service
  • Giving & Receiving
  • Gratitude

Membership Process

We are here to support you as you move through this interactive exploration of Community Membership at Bodhi. If you have questions throughout the process know that we are here for you. We can always be reached at: