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Buddhism and the Sublime
September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 25, 2018
A Four Week Class Series with Michael Owens.
If there is one Buddhist text that can be compared to the Christian Bible or the Muslim Quran, it is the Lotus Sutra. Part sermon of the Buddha, part anthology of mystical tales, and part prophecy, there is no other sutra quite like the Saddharma Pundarika Sutra, or the Lotus Sutra of the Sublime Dharma. Although not as popular today as it once was, the Lotus Sutra remains one of the most important sources of information regarding Mahayana Buddhism, and it is still used by many Japanese and Chinese Buddhist sects today. This class series is meant to be a general introduction to the Lotus Sutra and will focus on some of the major themes presented in the text including: Buddha nature, skillful means, and the path of the Bodhisattva.
Cost: $70 for class series pre-registration or $20 per class at the door, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
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Michael Owens 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).