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Advanced Study of Buddhism

Advanced Study of Buddhism is a class for individuals with a background in Buddhism, either through Core Teachings class or an equivalent, and looking to have a deeper, fuller understanding of the Buddha and his teachings. The course will go in-depth into the many aspects of the Buddha, including the historical Buddha, the meaning of the word "Buddha," and the numerous other Buddhas that appear throughout the sutras. Using the the Abhiniskramana Sutra, or the Sutra on the Original Acts of the Buddha, as a reference, the course will branch out and draw from many other texts to provide context. In addition to lectures, the class will also include open discussions with the abbot, one field trip, and three practice days, in which students can participate in the Water and Land Dharma Service.

Spring Semester: March 4 to June 18, 2017

Time: 2:10 to 3:30 pm

Venue: Meeting Room, Hsi Lai Temple

Fee: $20

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Date Class
3/4, 3/11, 3/18 Lecture
3/25 Special Lecture by Most Ven Hsin Pei (via translation)
4/1Field Trip** (No Lecture)
4/8, 4/15, 4/22Practice Day*** (No Lecture)
4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20Lecture
5/27 Discussion with Abbot*
6/3, 6/10 Lecture
6/17 Discussion with Abbot*

* The discussion dates are subject to change. Changes will be announced in class.

** Field Trip: Details will be emailed to registered students

*** Practice Day: Either volunteer or participate in chanting during the Water & Land Dharma Service

For further information and up-to-date details, please call (626)961-9697 Ext. 118, 131 or email program@ibps.org