EVENT

Information

Time and Date
Every Tuesday for 13 weeks:
28 September – 21 December
(7:30 – 9:00 pm)

Place
London Buddhist Centre
(Broadcasted on Zoom)

Open to Anyone
Recommended to take Basic Buddhism course in advance

Evening study course on Kyoten (Readings from the Lotus Sutra)

Welcome to the evening study course! This weekly class offers a seminar on Kyoten, readings from the Lotus Sutra for everyday practice for 13 weeks. We learn key points of the Lotus Sutra and their practical application in daily lives. in the course. It will form the foundation for the study of the whole sutra in the next stage.

This class is on-site at our London Buddhist Centre with Zoom broadcasting. It is open to anyone, including non-members. Best for new practitioners of the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren Buddhism. It is recommended to take the Basic Buddhism course in advance for proper understanding of the Lotus Sutra but not mandatory.

Table of contents:

  1. Outline and key messages of the Threefold Lotus Sutra
  2. Opening (Meditation on the Place of the Way, Taking Refuge in the Three Treasures, Invocation, and Opening Verse)
  3. The Sutra of Innumerable Meanings
    Chapter 3, Ten Merits
  4. The Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wondrous Dharma
    Chapter 2, Skillful Means
  5. Chapter 3, A Parable
  6. Chapter 10, Teachers of the Dharma
  7. Chapter 12, Devadatta
  8. Chapter 16, The Life Span of the Eternal Tathagata
  9. Chapter 20, The Bodhisattva Never Unworthy of Respect
  10. Chapter 21, The Transcendent Powers of the Tathagata
  11. Chapter 25, The Bodhisattva Regarder of the Sounds of the World as Universal Gateway
  12. Chapter 28, Encouragement from the Bodhisattva Universal Sage
  13. The Sutra of the Method for Contemplating the Bodhisattva Universal Sage
  14. Closing (Universal Transfer of Merit, Chanting of the O-daimoku, and Transfer of Merit)

About Dharma Study
The evening study class is one of the ways to learn and understand the Dharma, by which we open the Buddha’s teachings and study the profound spirit. The teaching of Buddhism can be understood by ordinary human reasoning. It is not a sort of teaching that we have no choice but to believe. By understanding the significance of each practice in terms of doctrines, we can more diligently practise with joy. Most important is putting the knowledge we get into practice as taught, enabling us to understand what we studied in the truest sense. To learn more about Dharma study, please read here.

Enrolment
Please feel free to contact us from the form below with the event’s name and your expectation in the enquiry by 26 September. The host will get back to you soon.

Fee
Free. Your donation would be highly appreciated.

 

 

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