The Assembly at the House of Vimalakirti
The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti
A Mahayana Scripture
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 7:00pm - 9:00pm
April 7, 14, 21, 28 7:00pm - 9:00pm
May 5 7:00pm - 9:00pm
This class series is an in-depth study of Robert Thurman's translation of The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti. Vimalakirti is considered to be an emanated incarnation of the Buddha, a living allegory, and a vehicle of the highest teaching. It is believed that everything he does is solely for the purpose of developing and liberating living beings. What makes Vimalakiriti so relevant for us is that he is a lay person who offers liberating techniques such as the reconciliation of dichotomies. Through Vimalakirti we see the complementarity of the 'positive approach' of the Avatamsaka and the 'negative approach' of the Prajnaparamita. It is a wonderful text filled with stories of Buddha's disciples, a goddess and wondrous Vimalakirti miracles.
Book purchase is required and available at the Zen Center.
Class is eligible for remote participation.
Register with firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Bamboo in the Wind Zen Center
690 W. Fremont Ave. 10-B Sunnyvale, CA
$10./class unless stated otherwise
Thursday evenings 7:00pm - 9:00pm
To register, call Val Szymanski at 408.832.7690 or email email@example.com