The Spring Wednesday evening class series will be studying sutras. The Active Dharma Rain teachers will be presenting some of their favorite teachings from the sutras, so there will be a lot of variety. At that, it will be only a taste of each sutra and a small sample of all of the sutras out there. Still, we hope to get into some depth and have some good discussion and an enhanced understanding of the richness of the teachings in Buddhism.
Here’s the schedule as we know it now – subject to change, of course, but we will try to update this page as we know changes. Do come join us.
Feb 23 – selection from the Pali canon – Kakumyo
March 2 – selection from the Pali canon – Genko
March 9 – selection from the Pali canon – Kengan
March 16 – Diamond Sutra – Gyoshi (see below for more information on these)
March 23 – Diamond Sutra – Gyoshi
March 30 – Ox-Herding Pictures – Jiko
April 6 – Platform Sutra – Kakumyo
(April 13: Denkoe)
April 20 – Lion’s Roar of Queen Srimala – Jiko
April 27 – Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo dharani – Genko
May 4 – A Hua-Yin sutra – Gyokuko
May 11 – Awakening of Faith – Fumyo
May 18 – Vimalakirti Sutra – Fumyo
May 25 – Samdhinirmocana Sutra – Flying Fish
March 16 and 23, Diamond Sutra
The Diamond Sutra is considered by many to be one of the primary sutras in Mahayana Buddhism. We will have two classes devoted to this sutra. Because of the sutra’s frequent attention to Bodhisattva wisdom and action, we’ll also be weaving discussion of the Bodhisattva Vows into these classes. The second class will continue from where the 1st class ended; it’s not a repeat. If you’d like to look at this sutra before the classes, you can download a public domain PDF file of the sutra by clicking here.
Note: Wednesday evening classes are no longer available on Zoom. You can find audio recordings of classes here.