This course is co-taught by Rev. Kiyonobu Kuwahara.
Readings in Mahayana Texts: Triple Sutra
An introduction to selected Mahayana Buddhist texts in English translation. In this semester we will read the Three Pure Land Sutras: the Larger Sukhavativyuha Sutra, the Smaller Sukhavativyuha Sutra, and the Contemplation Sutra on the Buddha of Infinite Life. The course will introduce the overall structure of each text and examine major doctrinal issues, which form the foundation of the Pure Land teaching.
Course format: lecture.
Evaluation method: Participation/term paper