Saturday, October 24, 2015
9:30am – 3:30pm
at the Insight Meditation Center
108 Birch St.
Redwood City, CA
The Dhammapada may be the most popular canonical text among Buddhists and is one of the great religious texts of the world. This anthology of poems is comprised of inspiring and thought-provoking verses on practice, liberation and even includes auto-biographical elements from the Buddha. Countless persons through history have been stirred to practice the ethical and mindful life on account of reading these verses.
Please join us as we read, discuss and explore this beloved text. We will use the translation by Gil Fronsdal as our primary reference, but we will also examine the role of the translator as we compare translations of some of the most famous verses. The daylong will include lecture and discussions. Bring lunch.
Diana Clark has a Master’s Degree in Buddhist Studies from the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley. She practices and teaches at IMC.
This class is offered on a donation basis. Pre-registration not required.