The Heart Sutra

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The Heart Sutra

Mondays:  December 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2014 and January 5 & 12, 2015** 
7:30 – 9 p.m.

Often described as a poetic summation of the essence of Zen Buddhism, the Heart Sutra is chanted everyday in Zen practice centers throughout the world. This 6-week class will include sitting, chanting and Dharma talks and discussions.

Suggested Dana: $15 – 20/session;  $90-120/series
Paying for the full series is appreciated. No one ever turned away for lack of funds.

Please go to the main “Sitting Group” page for our full schedule.

December 1      Introduction — The Heart Sutra in context of Buddhist development and “Who the heck is Avalokiteshvara & Shariputra anyways?”

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December 8      The 5 Aggregates Are Empty
** We apologize but due to technical difficulties this talk is not available. Parts from Thich Nhat Hanh’s chapter entitled The Five Aggregates in The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching was quoted and is a good reference.

December 15 (and 18th)     Buddha’s Enlightenment Means BlackLivesMatter

Recently, I asked if teaching on how BlackLivesMatter would be when the make-up of the audience is different? — As  a “let see” practice, I tried it out for myself… Hence, these two versions below.

(My brief/broad take on it is that mainly in the Q&As. Let me know what you think….)

1. At the A2Z Sangha, a mixed group, on Dec. 15th:

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2. At the People of Color Sangha of EBMC on Dec. 18th:

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December 22    Emptiness, the 18 Dhatus, and Interdependent Origination

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** NO meeting on December 29, 201 4 for a break before the new calendar year.

January 5, 2015

(Sorry, jinxed on the technical end again so no offering.)

January 12, 2015


We hope this talk has been of benefit to you. Your generosity will support us to continue to share the teachings with others .
Suggested donation: $5 -10

 

** NO meeting on January 19, 2015 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   The 4-week Love Series will begin Jan. 26th.

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