July 26, 2014, Faith in the Suttas with Diana Clark

Saturday, July 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at the Insight Meditation Center
108 Birch St.
Redwood City, CA

Is faith used in the Buddhist tradition the same as in other religious traditions?  Is there a specific place for faith in a Buddhist path of practice?  When Buddhists say they have faith, what do they have faith “in”?  Please join us as we explore the answers to these questions and more during this day of lecture and discussion.  We will examine how faith and it’s role in Buddhist practice is portrayed in the early Buddhist texts and discuss how we can interpret this with our own practice.  Also, we will look at the relationship between faith, knowledge and wisdom as well as the relationship between faith, love and devotion.  Everyone, with or without faith, is welcome.

Please bring a bag lunch. This class is offered on a donation basis.

Diana Clark has been practicing since 2005. Her practice includes long meditation retreats, the scholarly study of Buddhism and Buddhist texts and exploring the science of mindfulness and compassion. She is trained as a scientist and serves the dharma community by being the former treasurer of IMC and the current treasurer of IRC. She is also on the board of the Buddhist Insight Network. She is a graduate of the Sati Center Buddhist Chaplaincy program and has an MA in Buddhist Studies from the Institute of Buddhist Studies.