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The Goddess Chapter of the Vimalakirti Sutra

May 23rd 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

SFZC Online Zendo


Saturday, May 23

The well known Vimalakirti sutra is foundational in Zen.

Best known for Vimalakirti's "thunderous silence" (that appears in the Zen koan collections), the text also has a famous chapter in which a beautiful goddess switches bodies with Sariputra, so that she becomes him and he (to his/her great consternation!) becomes her.

In this short workshop Norman will read through and comment on this chapter, and we will explore its meaning for us now.

There is no need to have read the text in advance.

Fees & Registration


Fees: $50; $45 current SFZC members; $35 limited income. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the application form at the SFZC website (see below).

To Register: For more information and to register, please visit the event page at the SFZC website.

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  • Location

    Online in Zoom
  • Date and Time

    Saturday May 23,
      1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Cost

    $50; $45 current SFZC members; $35 limited income. Some scholarships available.