The Heart Sutra, 4 days retreat

with Ven. Fedor Stracke, July 23th – 26th

Kopan monastery

“Form is empty, emptiness is form; form is not other than emptiness, emptiness is not other than form…” – Shakyamuni Buddha

Heart Sutra

Among the most famous of all the Buddhist Texts, the Heart Sutra reveals the truth of emptiness through a short exchange between two of the Buddha’s most illustrious disciples, Avalokiteshvara and Shariputra. The brevity and profound nature of the Heart Sutra have made its recitation popular as an effective means for dispelling obstacles to spiritual endeavor.

Ven. Fedor explains why the Heart Sutra is so fundamental to philosophy and practice within all schools of Buddhism. He explores the cryptic style of the sutra to clarify the exact nature of the wisdom realizing emptiness and the practices that are its essential complement.

Some Dharma study materials will be provided to students who register for the retreat in advance. Students who wish to test their knowledge will have the option to take an exam.

Cost: 50 US$ This includes course material, food and accommodation in dormitory.

Attendance at all sessions is required.

Students who have taken Buddhist refuge are given preference for booking.


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