Introduction to Buddhism, Online 6/2 - 6/30

Practice Center
Date / Time
Jun 2, 2022 / 5:30pm - Jun 30, 2022 / 6:30pm
Event Type
Classes & Extended Courses

The Zoom link will be provided at least 24 hours before the class begins. Please call 415-354-0360 if you have any questions.

Five Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm PT

In this five-week online course we will survey all three branches of Buddhism: early Buddhism, Mahayana, and Vajrayana, with an emphasis on key people in Buddhist history, and what Buddhist art can teach us about expression of the Path.

Join Ayya Dhammadipa, hosted by San Francisco Zen Center, for this whirlwind tour of the Buddhist world.

The recommended text for the course is A Meditator's Life of the Buddha by Bhikkhu Analayo, available through the SFZC Online Store.

Each class will consist of a pre-recorded lecture with a weekly live discussion on Zoom.

Week 1 — The Buddha
Week 2 — Early Buddhism and the Theravada
Week 3 — Early Mahayana
Week 4 — Ch’an and Zen and further geographic and thought expansion
Week 5 — Vajrayana


Fee Information
  • General $100
  • Current SFZC Members $90
  • Sliding Scale 1: $60
  • Sliding Scale 2: $25

For additional discount options, please email us at

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Or call 415-354-0360.

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