The Practice and Problem of Buddha Nature.
Shores of Zen
A 6-part class series from Spring 2012 at Green Gulch Farm.
The Zen tradition celebrates the Buddha Nature as the wonderful shared essence of all beings, and we bring that teaching into practice with images like "big mind" and "original face."  In this class we will dive into Buddha Nature teachings from India, China, and Japan, exploring how the doctrine evolved, what it means for our practice right now, and how it relates to another core Buddhist teaching:  that all is empty, with no essence or basic nature to be found at all.
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Buddha Nature Class #1    
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Buddha Nature Class #2    
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