December 2 – 4, 2016
The Heart Sutra is the most popular sutra of the prajñaparamita collection and indeed of the Mahayana as a whole. Although the sutra primarily consists of a dialogue between Shariputra and the great Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, their words are inspired by the blessings of the Buddha, who remains absorbed in samadhi meditation until the end of the discussion. Prajñaparamita is the wisdom of directly realizing the non-conceptual simplicity of all phenomena, which has arrived at, or will lead one to, non-abiding nirvana.
Friday, December 2
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Public Talk
Saturday, December 3
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Daylong retreat on the Heart Sutra..
Sunday, December 4
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Continuation of the teachings on the Heart Sutra.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Q/A
Non-residential Retreat: $140 in advance of $155 at the door, which includes all session and a light vegetarian lunch on Saturday. Retreatants may bring their own lunch, but are encouraged not to leave during the full-day intensive retreat.
Residential Retreat: $25 per night stay at the Rime Buddhist Center
These teachings are available to EVERYONE. We have “Suggested Fees,” however pay whatever you can afford at the door. Everyone is welcome! It is our hope that some will pay more to cover those who can’t afford the usual fee. We simply want everyone to come this weekend for these wonderful teachings.
Register by mail: Download the Registration Form here, print, and mail or bring it to the Rime Center.
Register online: Here
Traveling and looking for a Hotel? The Rime Center has a discounted rate at the Holiday Inn. They also have shuttle service to the center. Book online.