Imagination, Interdependence, and Liberation, CC 4/29

Practice Center
Date / Time
April 29, 2023 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Type
Classes & Extended Courses

NOTE: This class is also offered Online.

Saturday, 1 – 4 pm

Practicing Yogacara Buddhism with Vasubandhu’s Three Natures

Dive into this empowering approach to freedom from suffering and from harmful personal and social patterns—and find peace and joyfulness in the present.

In his new book, Vasubandhu’s "Three Natures": A Practitioner's Guide for Liberation (link is to the Zen Center online store), a plain-English commentary, Ben Connelly shows the power of integrating early Buddhist psychology with the Mahāyāna emphasis on collective liberation. You’ll discover how wisdom from fourth-century India can be harnessed to heal and transform systems of harm within ourselves and our communities.

Ben's book was published on October 4, and is also available from the publisher.

For in-person, onsite attendance, please observe these Health & Safety Requirements:

- Participants must be vaccinated and have at least one booster shot.
- Participants must wear a KN95 or N95 mask at all times indoors.

- Participants are not allowed to attend:
    - if they have cold or flu symptoms
    - if they have been in close contact with anyone Covid positive in the last 14 days
    - if they tested positive for Covid within the last 10 days. To return to the temple after a positive Covid infection, it must be at least 10 days since testing positive and the visitor must have a negative antigen test.

Fee Information
  • General $60
  • Current SFZC Members $54
  • Sliding Scale 1: $36

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