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Diamond Sutra and Living Beings, Maria Habito (Video)

January 7, 2023

Abiding no-where, mind comes forth.

Diamond Sutra

Maria Habito returns to Mountain Cloud’s zoom zendo and talks about the Diamond Sutra. When we enter deep silence, the diamond cuts through every notion we carry. It can show us intimate awareness of no self, no other, no sentient beings and no time.

In this talk, Maria focuses on Living Beings, which refers to those who are not yet enlightened. However many species of living beings there are, Bodhisattvas lead all these species/beings to liberation. However once all these many beings are liberated, we must not think that a single being is liberated. Maria untangles this contradiction.

Maria Reis Habito began zen practice in 1987.  She serves as guiding teacher of Sophia Zen Center in Indiana and is a teacher at the Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas. Maria is the International Program Director of the Museum of World Religions, the Director of the Elijah Interfaith Institute USA, and a Zen Teacher authorized in the Sanbo Zen lineage. She has lived in Taiwan and studied the Chinese language (1979-1981), and in Kyoto, Japan, where she studied the Japanese language. She received her M.A. in Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies and Philosophy in 1985, and completed her Ph.D. at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich in 1990.

Photo by Daniele Levis Pelusi on Unsplash

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