Yogacara: A Path of Social and Personal Healing and Liberation, Online 8/10 - 8/31

Practice Center
Date / Time
Aug 10, 2022 / 6:00pm - Aug 31, 2022 / 7:30pm
Event Type
Classes & Extended Courses

The Zoom link to participate in this class will be provided prior to the first class. Please call 415-354-0360 if you have any questions.

Four Wednesdays, 6 – 7:30 pm PT

How can we heal ourselves and our communities? How does our personal conduct, wellness, suffering, and trauma relate to interpersonal and transpersonal systems? How can we give our lives to universal liberation without sacrificing our own well-being? These are the questions at the heart of Yogacara Buddhism, which brings Early Buddhist and Mahayana thought and practice into an integrated approach to joyful, compassionate, altruistic living.

This course will focus on teachings in Ben Connelly's book Inside Vasubandhu's Yogacara, a commentary on Vasubandhu’s Thirty Verses on Consciousness Only, available through SFZC's Online Store. We will investigate these verses as the basis for Thich Nhat Hanh’s model of engaged Buddhism and how they correlate to contemporary liberative approaches such as trauma-informed practice and non-violent movements for intersectional, racial, and climate justice. The class will include Dharma talks, meditations, and dialogue, with plenty of space for student inquiry.

Fee Information
  • General: $150
  • Member: $135
  • Sliding scale 1: $90
  • Sliding scale 2: $37.50

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