“The Heart Sutra” is one of the most important sutras of the Mahayana tradition. In a mere 260 characters or “ideograms,” it lays out the entire teaching of Mahayana Buddhism. It is chanted every morning and every night in every Mahayana temple throughout the Buddhist world, sometimes even three times a day.
Zen Master Seung Sahn used to say that the Heart Sutra contains all of the teachings of Zen. We chant this sutra so often, but few meditation practitioners take the time to consider its deeper meaning. What is the importance of this sutra for our practice? How can we apply its teachings for our life?
This lecture will explain the basic teachings of “The Heart Sutra.” We will look at the Heart Sutra not from an intellectual point of view, but as a mirror for our practice. Where time permits, there will be explanations of some of the empirical cutting-edge science behind every word of this quantum Sutra!
Time: Wednesday, October 18 at 19:00 - 21:00.
Doors open at 18.30 and close at 19.00.
Social gathering in Zen Café until 22:00.
Zen House, Sporveisgata 29, 0354 Oslo
Admission: NOK 200