The two currently existing major schools of Buddhism, Theravada and Mahayana, are to be understood as different expressions of the same teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha. They agree upon and practice the core teachings of the Buddha’s Dharma. Time, culture and customs in the countries in Asia which adopted the Buddha-dharma have more to do with the apparent differences, and you will not find any animosity between the two major schools, other than that created by healthy debate on the expression of and the implementation of the Buddha’s teachings.
This is a four week Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism class taught by Mr. Richard Modiano (Minister Assistant, Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple).
Oct. 23 – Nov. 13, 2017 (Mondays from 7:30PM – 8:30PM, except for first class on Oct. 23, which will go from 8:00PM – 9:00PM)
||Origins of Mahayana Buddhism
||Basic Concepts of Mahayana Buddhism
||Principle Mahayana Sutras
||Schools of Mahayana Buddhism
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Buddhism by Gary Gach.
Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
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