The Diamond Sutra: Cutting Through the Veil of Delusion, Online 7/5 - 7/30

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Date / Time
Jul 5, 2022 / 7:00pm - Jul 30, 2022 / 6:00pm
Event Type
Practice Periods

Vajracchedika Prajnaparamita Sutra / The Perfection of Wisdom Sutra that Cuts Like a Thunderbolt

Please join Green Gulch Abiding Abbess Furyu Schroeder in a one-month study of The Diamond Cutter Sutra. The value of this teaching lies in its power to cut through and shatter the illusions that veil our view of True Reality. A copy of this sutra, found in a desert cave on the outskirts of Dunhuang, China is considered the oldest printed book in the world.

The Sixth Chinese Zen Ancestor, Huineng, was said to have been enlightened on hearing a single line from this sutra being chanted by an itinerant monk. He then taught: “Should a person of the Great Vehicle hear the Diamond Sutra, their mind will open and they will gain awakening.”

This is an online offering only. There are no commuter or residential options. All are welcome. Please join us in the study of The Way.

Recommended reading:

The Diamond Sutra: Transforming the Way We See the World by Mu Soeng – available through the SFZC Online Store
The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch by Philip B. Yampolsky – available as a PDF from

This intensive study period includes:

  • Four classes: Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, and 26, 7 – 8:30 pm PT
  • One-day sitting: Saturday, July 30
  • A Dharma talk by Abbess Fu Schroeder: Saturday, July 30, 10 am PT
  • Small groups for the duration of the intensive
Fee Information
  • General: $200
  • Member: $180
  • Sliding scale 1: $120
  • Sliding scale 2: $50

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