Dharma Seminar on the Bodhisattva Figures

Saturday, February 26, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Dharma Seminar by Guiding Teacher Taigen Leighton

Photo of Maitreya Koryuji Taigen will discuss the major Bodhisattvas, awakening beings, in the East Asian Mahayana tradition. These figures include Kanzeon, the bodhisattva of compassion; Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom; Jizo the guardian of suffering beings; and Maitreya, the next future Buddha who represents loving-kindness, all present in our practice. They each express and reveal aspects of our own spiritual capacities, and the workings of awakening in the world. No pre-registration required. Suggested Donation $25; sliding scale available.

Taigen Dan Leighton is the author of Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Figures and Their Modern Expression. He is an author, scholar, and translator, as well as a fully authorized teacher in Shunryu Suzuki Roshi's Soto Zen lineage and a Dharma heir of Tenshin Reb Anderson. Taigen teaches courses in Buddhism and East Asian Religion at Loyola University in Chicago, and teaches online through the Institute of Buddhist Studies of the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is located at 1922 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago.