Reflecting on the Heart Sutra

Non-residential retreat

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One of the best known pieces of Buddhist scripture is probably the Heart Sutra. Along with other texts like the Diamond Sutra or the Ratnagunasamcayagatha, the Heart Sutra is part of what is known as the Pranjaparamita or Perfection of Wisdom literature in Buddhism. All of these texts are teachings on the nature of Reality. The Heart Sutra is such an important text that we recite it off by heart in the Triratna Buddhist community's seven-fold puja.

On this non-residential weekend retreat we will be exploring what the Heart Sutra says. We will be looking at different translations, reciting it in the shrine room and forming our own personal connection with the material. We will even go so far as to use all the different translations, some of which are very inspired, to write our own version of the Heart Sutra to help us connect with it more personally.


6 September 2019  7:00pm-9:00pm
7 September 2019  9:00am-1:00pm
8 September 2019  9:00am-1:00pm


$120 waged or $80 low or unwaged


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The Auckland Buddhist Centre

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Ratnavyuha has been actively involved with the Triratna Buddhist community since 1992. An interest in T'ai Ch'i classes turned into an interest in…

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