Boddhisattva from cave 57 at Dunhuang, China
Special Programs Music & Performance

Gender Equality and the Vimalakirti Sutra

Wednesday Jun 5, 2019 7:30 PM This is a past program

A foundational text of Zen Buddhism, the Vimalakirti Sutra from the 1st century CE is one of the most radical and visionary texts in the Buddhist canon, abounding in images of miracles, transformations, and manifestations. One of its most potent chapters, “The Goddess,” proposes a case for gender equality, one of the earliest and boldest statements on this topic in world history. Director Peter Sellars, working with choreographer and dancer Michael Schumacher and composer and musician Ganavya, presents a workshop exploring the embodiments and enactments of the Sutra’s teachings.

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