Introduction to the Eight Beliefs of Buddhism
Friday February 25 —Sunday February 27 • 11:00 am —1:00 pm MT
My teacher, Harada Roshi, set forth eight important points regarding the study of Buddhism, which he called “Right Belief in Buddhism.” They are simple, yet they refer directly to the essence of the teaching. If one understands these eight points clearly he can say that he knows what Buddhism is.
— Hakuun Yasutani Roshi (1966)
Misconception of the “self” (ego or “I”)
Eternal Life / Unborn / Undying
Karma / Law of Causation
Existence of All Buddhas
Mutual Attraction between Buddhas and Sentient Beings
Not Two but One
Road to Buddhahood
Hakuun Yasutani Roshi (1885–1973) summarized these essential teachings he received from his Zen Master, Daiun Harada Roshi (1871-1961). Genpo Roshi first began teaching about these eight facets of Buddhism in the 1970s under the guidance of his teacher, Taizan Maezumi Roshi (1931-1995). Now, with the perspective of some fifty years of study and teaching, Genpo Roshi is offering this exploration of the essence of Buddhism in this special event to which all are invited.
Open to the public. Registration required.
On registering you are asked to offer whatever amount accords with your capacity to give and the value you place on continuing these opportunities to receive the teachings.
For more information about this event, contact Mary Ellen by email.