The Heart Sutra

 This Thursday 10th March we start a new text for the study group – The Prajnaparamita, or the Heart of Transcendent Knowledge.

This ancient text is one of the fundamental sutras of Tibetan Buddhism.  In this relatively short text the Buddha explains through the Noble Alakokiteshwara (Chenrezig the Bodhisattva of compassion) the profound teachings on emptiness.  This teaching is sometimes misunderstood as teaching that nothing exists; in fact the Buddha says that nothing inherently exists from its own side, all phenomena are transient and impermanent.

Click here for the Heart Sutra text

Meeting starts 7.30 on Thursday 10th March.


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