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What Can We Learn From the Teaching of Vimalakīrti?

September 17 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0

“What Can We Learn From the Teaching of Vimalakīrti?”

by Professor Paul Harrison, Stanford University

This talk will take as its point of departure a recently published English rendition of one of the most celebrated of all Mahāyāna sūtras, The Teaching of Vimalakīrti.* After briefly describing some aspects of the translation work and the textual sources on which it was based, the talk will move on to a discussion of the content of the sūtra. What is it actually about? How should we understand its various moves, narrative, literary and doctrinal? And what does Vimalakīrti still have to teach us?

 

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by Professor Paul Harrison, Stanford University

The Goodman Lectures

A series of online lectures by leading Buddhist studies scholars

The Goodman Lectures are organized in honor of long-time Khyentse Foundation friend and advisor Professor Steven D. Goodman (1945–2020), whose enduring vision to make academic talks available to people beyond the classroom inspired KF and our friends in academia to share their knowledge and insight with a more general audience.

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September 17
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
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