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Buddha in a Nutshell
September 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 10, 2017
A Four Week Class Series with Michael Owens
Do dogs have Buddha-nature? Does enlightenment happen suddenly or
gradually? How can the entire Moon fit inside a dewdrop? These are
just some of the philosophical inquiries covered in this four-part
introduction to Buddhist Thought. Michael Owens presents an overview
of major trends and ideas in Buddhist discourse over the past 2,500 years to
contextualize many popular yet often misunderstood concepts associated with
Buddhism such as emptiness, Nirvana and Buddha-nature.
Open to all.
Cost: $20 per class or $70 if paid before first class, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Michael Charles Owens (MCO) is a Buddhist teacher, translator, and author. He has been leading meditations and giving dharma talks for over 15 years. His unique teaching style incorporates humor and storytelling that weaves traditional Buddhist texts, legends and parables with modern scholarly research. He holds an MA in Buddhist Studies and has lectured at colleges and universities throughout the United States. In 2006 Michael co-authored translations and wrote essays on two Chinese Buddhist sutras and he founded the Red Lotus Society – an educational non-profit organization that promoted meditation as an inter-faith practice. Since 2007 he has been a guest teacher for Dharma Punx and Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, LA. He now leads a Buddhist Studies group at Against the Stream, San Francisco (1st and 3rd Sunday of each month).