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Talk Series

Dharma Teacher Fred Eppsteiner

The Vimilakirti Sutra

Three seven-day Retreats | June 2009, 2010, and 2011

The Vimilakirti Sutra is the preeminent Buddhist text for any layperson who aspires to lead an awakened and altruistically purposeful life. It has inspired and guided Buddhist lay practitioners throughout Asia for over a thousand years. 

Vimilakirti, a profoundly awakened disciple of the Buddha, was a family man, businessman, community leader, and friend to all in need.  He was also known for his awakened wisdom and was respected by all the Buddha’s disciples. This beloved sutra is both great drama and profound instruction, as it succinctly and pragmatically shows laypeople how to practice highest wisdom and compassion in their daily lives. While teaching this sutra to retreat participants over three successive seven-day retreats at Southern Dharma Retreat Center, Fred drew on his meditative experience in the Zen, Dzogchen (Great Perfection), and mindfulness-based traditions, as well as his many years as a professional psychotherapist, to bring this wonderful Sutra to life for students.


Vimilakirti Part 1 (June 2009)

Vimilakirti Part 2 (June 2010)
Vimilakirti Day 1 (not available)
Vimilakirti Day 2
Vimilakirti Day 3
Vimilakirti Day 4
Vimilakirti Day 5
Vimilakirti Day 6
Vimilakirti Day 7

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