The Vimalakirti Sutra: Vigor and Humor in Care
with Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison
Wednesdays, September 13th to December 13th, 2017 | 4:15pm-7:15pm
No class on November 22, 2017
Study – 4:15-5:45pm
Practice – 6:00-7:15pm
Masters Credit: $1,400
What is the role of a Bodhisattva? What does it mean to care? What is the nature of suffering?
The 2,000 year-old, beloved Buddhist masterpiece sets forth vivid and startling examples of maintaining equanimity in extreme situations. Using audacious humor and pliancy, this sutra celebrates inclusiveness for non-monastic practitioners and the role of women in Buddhism. These were radical concepts in 100 CE and remain so today.
In-depth study, practice, and intimate dialogue will create a vibrant learning community as we investigate the contemporary wisdom of this extraordinary sutra, and understand how its application can enrich our lives and our care relationships.
54 Continuing Education Credits (CE’s) are available for Nurses and Social Workers