The Goddess Chapter of the Vimalakirti Sutra, with Norman Fischer, Online 5/23

Date / Time
May 23, 2020 / 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Event Type
Workshops and Retreats
Description

The Zoom link to participate in this event will be provided 24-hours before the start date. Please call 415-354-0360 if you have any questions.


The well known Vimalakirti sutra is foundational in Zen. Best known for Vimalakirti's “thunderous silence” (that appears in the Zen koan collections), the text also has a famous chapter in which a beautiful goddess switches bodies with Sariputra, so that she becomes him and he (to his/her great consternation!) becomes her. In this short workshop Norman will read through and comment on this chapter, and we will explore its meaning for us now.

There is no need to have read the text in advance.

Fee Information

$50; $45 current SFZC members; $35 limited income.

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