Dharma Class: Introduction to the Diamond Sutra

“All conditioned phenomena
Are like a dream, an illusion, a bubble, a shadow,
Like dew or a flash of lightning…”

The Diamond Sutra is one of the seminal scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism and is held in especially high regard by the Zen sect. In a relatively few pages it encapsulates all the Mahayana teachings. This four-week course will explore, through lectures and discussion, the fundamental themes of the sutra from a Zen perspective: the origin of the sutra, the nature of self, emptiness and transiency, karmic merit, dharma transmission, and the role and nature of the bodhisattva (enlightening being).

The course will be taught by ZCD teacher Ken Tetsuzan Morgareidge Roshi will be held each Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. for four weeks beginning Feb. 5 and ending Feb. 26. The cost for the course is $50 for ZCD members or $75 for non-members. Click here to register.