Lion's Roar Presents: a Weekend of Buddhist Dialogue and Debate
$15 – $75
Lion's Roar Presents: a Weekend of Buddhist Dialogue and Debate

Lion's Roar Presents: a Weekend of Buddhist Dialogue and Debate

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First Unitarian Church of San Francisco (Fri) & Kabuki Hotel SF (Saturday)

San Francisco, CA

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Join us for our first event of 2017 in San Francisco, January 27th & 28th. Lion’s Roar presents a weekend of Buddhist discussion, dialogue and debate.


The Question is the Answer

Friday, January 27
Event Time: 7pm - 9pm
Friday Location: First Unitarian Church of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA

An evening conversation between Norman Fischer, Founder and teacher of the Everyday Zen Foundation and former Abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center, and Judy Lief, Vajrayana teacher, writer and editor. The conversation will be moderated by Melvin McLeod, Editor in Chief of Lion's Roar and Buddhadharma magazines.

Judy Lief

Norman Fischer


Manjushri Dialogues

Uncovering Hidden Fixations in our View and Practice

Presented in partnership with the Khyentse Foundation and the San Francisco Zen Center

Saturday, January 28
Event Time: 9:00am - 4:15pm with a reception to follow. Lunch will be provided.
Saturday Location: San Francisco, CA—Event venue to be announced.

We invite you to join us for an innovative all day program as four leading western Buddhist teachers from the Zen and Vajrayana traditions use debate to surface our hidden assumptions about personal practice and understanding using the following propositions:

1. The most skillful way to establish the Buddhist teachings in the English-speaking world is to focus on the "essence" and dispose of the "cultural elements" of the Asian traditions.

2. We are reducing Buddhism as westerners by overidentifying it with self-improvement, political action, and the language and view of psychology.

We hope to provoke and enrich our personal understanding by mixing debate and dialogue, and inviting commentary from the perspectives of both of these traditions. The program will be interwoven with small group dialogue among participants.

The day will be a stimulating investigation of practice, path, and how the dharma is transmitted in the modern and rapidly changing world.

Debaters:

  • Mitra Karl Brunnholzl: Teacher, author, and translator, Nalandabodhi

  • Daijaku Judith Kinst: Soto Zen priest and teacher, Ocean Gate Zen Centre; core doctoral faculty, the Institute of Buddhist Studies/Graduate Theological Union

  • Anne Klein: Professor of Religion, Rice University;co-founder and resident lama, Dawn Mountain

  • Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler: Soto Zen priest and teacher, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center


Sponsored by:


Khyentse Foundation

Offering Buddha’s wisdom for everyone, through support for institutions and individuals engaged in all traditions of Buddhist practice and study.


San Francisco Zen Center

Zen Center is a practice place for a diverse population of students, visitors, lay people, priests, and monks guided by teachers who follow in Suzuki Roshi's style of warm hand and heart to warm hand and heart. All are welcome.




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First Unitarian Church of San Francisco (Fri) & Kabuki Hotel SF (Saturday)

San Francisco, CA

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