Get a deeper understanding of “The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra” when Geshe Sherab explains this fundamental Mahayana sutra in details.
WHEN: Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 7:00 – 9.00 pm CET
LEVEL: Intermediate. Some basic understanding of Mahayana Buddhism is of benefit. Beginners are welcome as well!
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Meeting ID: 825 6188 9757
During the first three Wednesdays in October, Geshe-la will give us a detailed introduction to the Heart Sutra and help us understand how to implement the text into our daily practice.
Please notice that the event starts at 7 pm CET with preliminaries, led by a Lhagsam facilitator, and Geshe-la ticks in at 7.30. We’ll chant the Heart Sutra in English and meditate on emptiness, so we can be prepared for Geshe-la to arrive.
The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra (the Heart Sutra) is perhaps the most widely known sutra of the Mahayana tradition and is often recited daily by practitioners all over the world, particularly before receiving Dharma teachings. Part of the Prajnaparamita Sutras, the Heart Sutra is a condensed presentation of the wisdom of emptiness as revealed by Avalokiteshvara (known as Chenrezig in Tibetan) on Vulture’s Peak in Rajgir, India, to Shariputra, one of the Buddha’s main disciples, based on the Buddha’s own power. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has explained that the only thing that can directly cut ignorance, which is the root of suffering and samsara, is wisdom realizing emptiness. There are many teachings on emptiness, but all these teachings are found condensed in the Heart Sutra.
Download the Heart Sutra here
Just hearing the Heart Sutra, or reading it, leaves a positive imprint to be free of samsara and to actualize the path, achieving enlightenment to free numberless sentient beings from oceans of samsara and bring them to enlightenment.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
About the Teacher
Geshe Thubten Sherab was born in 1967 in a small village in the province of Manang, the western part of Nepal, to a Kagyu-Nyingma family. He entered Kopan Monastery at the age of nine and completed his geshe studies at Sera Jey monastery in South India, followed by a year at Gyumed Tantric College. He then completed retreat and teaching assignments in the United States and Asia. Since then, Geshe Sherab served the Foundation for Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in several roles. For the last few years, Geshe-la has been traveling and teaching at FPMT centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia, and Europe, while also serving as resident teacher at Thubten Norbu Ling in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Read more
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Level: Intermediate. Some basic understanding of Mahayana Buddhism is of benefit. Beginners are welcome as well!