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We meet every Wednesday at 7:00 PM at 2620 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento. You are welcome

If you are a newcomer to Buddhism , we recommend you visit the Foundation Reading page.

Study Program: Ultimate Truth and Relative Truth

At One Bodhi Tree, we are currently studying the heart matter of Buddhism: Ultimate Truth and Relative Truth.  According to the Buddha, we suffer because we crave. We crave because we fail to see the ultimate truth behind the worldly phenomena and remain lost in the relative truth.
Mahayana scholars, from Acharya Nagarjuna to Acharya Aaatisha,  devoted over 10 centuries in refining the understanding of Ultimate Truth and Relative Truth. Their work survived and has reached us thanks to Buddhist monastaries in Tibet. The Buddhist scholars in Tibet systematized the work of Nalanda scholars in a manner that is suitable for classroom study. Some of the debates on a single topic has happened over a course of 200 years.

Following is the sequence of study.

  • Vaibhashika (The School of Great Exposition)
  • Sutratinka  (The School of Sutra Followers)
  • Chittamatra (The School of Mind Only)
  • Madhyamika (The Middle Way)

Heart Sutra Pilgrimage 2011

Wednesday Teachings

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Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Place: Assembly Area, Trinity Cathedral Church
Address: 2620 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95815.
Directions

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Heart Sutra in Sanskrit

Sanskrit is the language of Mahayana Buddhism. Join our Sanskrit Program to learn the Sanskriit Alphabets, Sanskrit Grammar, and pronunciation with native Sanskrit speakers.
The goal of the program is to teach the entire text of Heart Sutra in Sanskrit in Devnagari.
You can download Heart Sutra in Sanskrit here.
Please contact us if you are interested.
Click here to download Devnagari alphabet sheet