Around one hundred Mahāyāna sūtras survive in Sanskrit or Tibetan translations. Mahāyāna sūtras are passed down as the legacy of Gautama Buddha: early versions were not written documents but orally preserved teachings said to be verses that were committed to memory and recited by his disciples, in particular Ananda, which were viewed as a substitute for the actual speech of the Buddha following his death. We will study these rich Buddhist teachings.
Instructor: Lama Matthew Rice (Lobpön Palden Gocha)
Dates & Times: Four Sessions; Thursday beginning July 7th 7:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $30 Class fee
Text: None, Material will be found online