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Meditating with Vimalakirti


In this eight-part series, dharma teachers Michael Owens and Michael Taft present the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra (The Advice of Vimalakirti) for the San Francisco Dharma Collective. In each of the eight parts, Michael Owens will discuss the background and core ideas for a chapter (or two), and Michael Taft will lead a guided meditation and discussion on those topics.

Part One

This video covers the first two chapters of the sutra. MC Owens draws primarily from his own translation, supplemented by the Thurman and Watson translations.

Part Two

This video covers chapters 3, 4, & 5 of the sutra, in which we learn ALL the reasons the Sravakas can’t go visit Vimalakirti, Kasyapa gets his mind blown, and Manjusri takes up the task …

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Part Six

Part Seven

Part Eight


You can read the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra online here.

The Vimalakirti Niredesa article on Wikipedia is interesting.

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