• Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Dharma Talk Series Schedule (April 2018-2019)

    Yusei and Junsen will do a separate series for their Dharma talks as each leads service on alternating Sundays.

    Lay leader Kosen Bill Pugh will lead shikan meditation service one Sunday per month:

    May 20, June 17, July 15...


    "The Lotus Sutra"

    Rev. Yusei Lan Van will cover The Lotus Sutra starting April 2018 through 2019:

    April 1 & 22, May 6 & 27, June 3 & 24, July 1...

    We will start with prologue The Sutra of Innumerable Meanings and end with epilogue The Sutra of Meditation on the Bodhisattva Universal Virtue.

    The books can be downloaded for free in PDF file format. Looking at more than one translation can be helpful. If you don't have time to look at other translations, read the ones published by BDK America.

    The Lotus Sutra BDK revised 2nd edition translation by Tsugunari Kubo and Akira Yuyama. Tiantai Lotus Texts from BDK contains the other two Sutras.

    The Threefold Lotus Sutra (all three Sutras) translations by Bunno Kato, Yoshiro Tamura, and Kojiro Miyasaka.

    While this version is less recommended, here is Burton Watson's translation of The Lotus Sutra with added summaries, footnotes, and commentary by Rev. Shokai Kanai of Nichiren-shu whose teachings may differ from Tendai-shu/Tiantai. Please explore if curious.


    "Clearing Obscurations"

    Rev. Junsen Chris Nettles will continue the Dharma talk series on "Seeing Clearly: Shakyamuni to Science":

    April 15 & 29, May 13, June 10, July 8...