A 6-part class series from Fall 2015 at Green Gulch Farm.
What does Buddhism teach, and how have these teachings evolved over time?What are the characteristics of the major streams of thought in the tradition - like Abhidharma, Madhyamaka, Yogacara, Tathagatagarbha, and Zen - andhow do they fit together? This class will introduce and explore these diverse(and sometimes contradictory) aspects of the Buddhadharma by using thesame tool the early Chinese Buddhists used: "classification of teachings"(panjiao). Developed by ancestors like Zhiyi (538-597) and Zongmi (780-841) to make sense of the complex and confusing tradition they inherited, thesesystems put the jumble of Buddhist doctrines, scriptures, and schools into afew clear and accessible categories, and can help us still today to understandthe tradition.
Introducing Buddhism Class #2: Karma
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