The Mahayana Study group will gather to study topics and passages from well-known scriptures, and do some readings in the lead-up to each meeting. Then we have a meditation, presentation on the topic, and a discussion group. It would be similar in format to the dhamma sharing group but by drawing on these texts, there will be a lot of content to draw on.
Examples will include some readings from well-known Mahayana Sutras, including Lankavatara, Vimalakirti, and others. Also texts such as the Buddha Nature Treatise, Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana, and so on.
Topics including prajnaparamita, bodhicitta, and sunyata.
The focus will be on East Asian traditions more than Tibetan (unless someone who is well-versed in Tibetan Buddhism joins.)
It won't be too academic or technical, but some study and reflection will be expected from attendees - readings will be posted here in advance to allow time for preparation.