Huineng and the Platform Sutra

Led by Roshi Paul Kisho Stern

MONDAYS: August 3, 10, 17, 24
7-8 pm ET, 6-7 pm CT, 5-6 pm MT, 4-5 pm PT

The Platform Sutra was composed in China sometime between the 8th and 13th Centuries and includes stories and teachings attributed to the 6th Zen Patriarch, Huineng. Exploration of themes presented within this Sutra as well as the nature of Huineng and his role in establishing Zen will be explored within this course.

Several key ideas presented in this work such as dealing with direct perception of true nature and the interconnections and interdependence of sila, dhayana, and prajna will be explored through application in practice taking place between scheduled courses.

Recorded lecture content will be provided during the week prior to each class giving the live class time a more discussion and practice-oriented focus.

Classes meet online for discussion sessions. Discussion sessions will be recorded.

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