Reading the Sutras: In the Words of the Buddha (DHS101)
Wednesdays, 7:00–8:30 PM, PST (August 26 – October 14)
Reading the Sutras is an ongoing course that examines in detail essential sutras in the Buddhist tradition. We read the sutras not as historical texts but as a practical encounter with the teachings of the Buddha. Our goal is to develop a respect for the sutra tradition and to foster an internal examination of how these texts can speak to our twenty-first century experience. This term we study sections from the Maharatnakuta Sutra. These Mahayana texts examine nonduality, consciousness, Buddhahood, and the nature of the bodhisattva path. They develop important themes for understanding the Great Vehicle that spread throughout Asia and Tibet.
Instructors: Pema Gellek, Richard Dixey, and Hugh Joswick. Cost: $144. Prerequisites: Sincere interest in the Buddha’s teachings.