Around one hundred Mahayana sutras survive in Sanskrit or Tibetan translations. Mahayana sutras 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. This course will focus primarily on the Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra better known as the Diamond Sutra.
Instructor: Lama Matthew Rice (Lobpön Palden Gocha) and Daniel Scharpenburg (Zhao Dao)
Dates & Times: Six Sessions; Wednesday beginning April 13th 7:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $20 Class fee
Pre-requisite: Completion of Basics of Buddhism
To register for the class, just fill out the form and bring it to the first session.