This is a very cool 5-part teaching on the Heart Sutra from Upaya Zen Center, given over the Thanksgiving weekend by Beate Stolte and based on a version of the Heart Sutra translated by Sensei Kaz Tanahashi and Roshi Joan Halifax.
Here is part one, with links to the other 4 parts below.
The 5 part series Thanksgiving Retreat: Form and Emptiness, Exploring the Heart Sutra is now published. To access the entire series, please click on the link below:
Thanksgiving 2011 Retreat: All 5 Parts
Beate Stolte: 11-23-2011: Thanksgiving Retreat: Form and Emptiness, Exploring the Heart Sutra (Part 1 of 5)
Speaker: Beate Stolte
Recorded: Wednesday Nov 23, 2011
Boundlessness is the nature of all things.
It neither arises nor perishes,
neither stains nor purifies,
neither increases nor decreases.~from the Heart SutraThe Heart Sutra, chanted daily in Zen monasteries and practice places throughout the world, contains the central teachings of Buddhism in a very concise form.In this retreat, we will work with the beautiful rendition of the Heart Sutra used at Upaya, translated by Sensei Kaz Tanahashi and Roshi Joan Halifax.
When we drop into stillness we discover the boundless quality of our hearts and minds. Through zazen (three times a day), chanting, service, oryoki meals, study, and discussion, we will experience for ourselves the wisdom contained in the Heart Sutra. We will also familiarize ourselves with the other essential related teachings within the sutra.
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