SUT633 - Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra (3 Units) 
Prerequisites
Textbook: Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra by Robert Thurman
9 week course beginning the week of

The Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra (Sanskrit: विमलकीर्ति निर्देश सूत्र), or Vimalakīrti Sūtra, is a Mahāyāna Buddhist sūtra. The sutra teaches, among other subjects, the meaning of nonduality. An important aspect of this scripture is that it contains a report of a teaching addressed to both arhats andbodhisattvas by the layman Vimalakīrti ("Undefiled Reputation"), who expounds the doctrine of śūnyatā, or emptiness, to them. This culminates with the wordless teaching of silence. It is also influential in Mahāyāna for its inclusiveness and respect of non-clergy as well as stating the equal role of Buddhist women, who are considered to have as much spiritual potentials as ordained male monks. 

SUT631 - Śūraṅgama Sūtra (3 Units)
Prerequisites
Textbook: The Heart of the Universe: Exploring the Heart Sutra by Mu Soeng
9 week course

The Śūraṅgama Sūtra (Chinese: Léngyán Jīng, Chinese: 楞嚴經) is a Mahāyāna Buddhist sūtra, and has been especially influential in the Chán school of Chinese Buddhism. The original Sanskrit version of Shurangama Sutra have not been found yet. Nobody really know what is its Sanskrit name. The complete title preserved in Chinese version, is Chinese: 大佛頂如來密因修證了義諸菩薩萬行首楞嚴經, and may be translated as: 
The Sūtra on the Śūraṅgama Mantra Spoken from above the Crown of the Great Buddha's Head, and on the Hidden Basis of the Tathagata's Myriad Bodhisattva Practices Leading to Their Verification of the Ultimate Truth.