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Summer Study Series: Vasubandhu & Yogacara

  • Thursday, June 09, 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022
  • 9:00 PM
  • Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship and Online via Zoom

Summer Study Series - June 9 to September 22

Our Thursday evening talks will be devoted to an in depth study of the Yogacara Buddhist model of consciousness. This model of 8-levels of consciousness includes the powerful idea of a storehouse in which karmic seeds are stored and makes useful connections between Buddhism and modern psychology. A really valuable system to learn about.

Our text for the study series with talks by Nomon Tim and the other Red Cedar Practice Leaders will be based on Ben Connelly’s book Inside Vasudandhu’s Yogacara.

The talks-to-date are available on the Buddhist Psychology Dharma Talks page.

We recommend purchasing the book and reading along as you have time, but talks will be useful stand-alone as well.

To attend simply come to our regular Thursday evening practice. The talks are held at 8pm after zazen, kinhin, and service.

Talk schedule

Below see which of Vasubadhu’s 30 verses we’ll be exploring in each talk. The book has a short chapter corresponding to each verse. (note: not every Thursday, we’ll continue to hold a Precepts Ceremony on the 1st Thursday of the month)




Talk 1

Intro, verse 1

June 9

Talk 2

Verses 2-4

June 16

Talk 3

Verses 5-7

June 30

Talk 4

Verses 8-9

July 14

Talk 5

Verses 10-14

July 21

Talk 6

Verses 15-17

July 28

Talk 7

Verses 18-20

Aug 11

Talk 8

Verses 21-22

Aug 25

Talk 9

Verses 23-25

Sept 8

Talk 10

Verses 26-28

Sept 15

Talk 11

Verses 29-30

Sept 22

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