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Online: “The Essence of Mahāyāna Practice” with Shifu Simplicity

September 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

A brief summary of Chan practice from the words of Bodhidharma

Ven. Bodhidharma, the great 6th-century Chan master who began the lineage of Chan practice in China, composed a brief summary of Chan practice in a text called “The Essential Discourse on Entering the Mahāyāna Path by Principle and by Practice” – commonly abbreviated as “The Essence of Mahāyāna Practice.” Over the course of six weeks, Shifu Simplicity (a German bhikshuni trained for over 20 years in Taiwanese Chan Buddhism) will give a detailed explanation of the meaning and applicability of this profound text.

A translation of Ven. Bodhidharma’s text may be found here:http://sunnyvale.ctzen.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/mahayana-practice-v1.4.14-20131216.pdf

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