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1-Day Retreat on the Heart Sutra

Date: Saturday December 28,2013 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue: The Trinity Cathedral Church of Sacramento, 2620 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95816

This retreat is based on the interview clips from film Journey of the Heart (http://heartsutrafilm.com/). We have selected 8 interview clips from the film that goes into the understanding of the Heart Sutra. We will view the individual clip, have discussion on them, and then have a short meditation session on the meaning of the clip. The most important interview is the one by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Recommended reading for the retreat is Essence of the Heart Sutra: The Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings

  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Expounding on Emptiness of the Five Aggregatres in the Heart Sutra
  • Robert Thurman - Suffering and the Heart Sutra
  • Tsultrim Allione - Female aspect of the Heart Sutra
  • Thupten Jinpa - Form is Emptiness and Emptiness is Form
  • Roshi Joan Halifax - The sound of the Heart Sutra

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We will not be meeting on Wednesdays until further notice.

At One Bodhi Tree, we practice a form of Buddhism that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has taught in his book How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life. For us practicing Buddhism means working on the three aspects of our lives: Ethics, Wisdom, and Effort.  Lord Buddha has showed us a way by which we can completely eliminate our suffering relying on own efforts or Karma; there is no magic or external force. 

The main goal of Buddhism of is alleviation of human suffering. We find the life skills shared in the book Ethics for the New Millennium by His Holiness the Dalai Lama the most effective method to achieve the goal of Buddhism.

We diligently work on the Wisdom part in our sessions. Currently we are studying The Four Noble Truths: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 1 by Geshe Tashi Tsering.

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