A donation of $35 is suggested but as always please pay only what you can! – $10.00 - $100.00

Date & Time Details: October 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: ZCNYC

Address: 500 State Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Fire Lotus Temple
(718) 875-8229


Imagination, Interdependence, and Liberation

with Ben Connelly

October 20, 2022

Imagination, Interdependence, and Liberation: Practicing Yogacara Buddhism with Vasubandhu’s Three Natures

Dive into this empowering approach to freedom from suffering and from harmful personal and social patterns—and find peace and joyfulness in the present.

In his new book, Vasubandhu’s “Three Natures,” a plain-English commentary, Ben Connelly shows the power of integrating early Buddhist psychology with the Mahāyāna emphasis on collective liberation. You’ll discover how wisdom from fourth-century India can be harnessed to heal and transform systems of harm within ourselves and our communities.

6:30pm – 8:30pm, Zen Center of New York City

If you would like to purchase a copy of the book prior to the event, you can do so here.


Ben Connelly
Ben Connelly is a Soto Zen teacher and Dharma heir in the Katagiri lineage. He also teaches mindfulness in a variety of secular contexts including police training and addiction recovery groups, and is engaged with social justice activist communities. Ben is based at Minnesota Zen Meditation Center and travels to teach across the United States. He writes for Tricycle Magazine and is author of three books for Wisdom Publications including Inside Vasubandhu’s Yogacara. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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