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Sutra Studies Buddhism Class

Please join us for in-depth study of one of the most profound teachings of the Buddha, the Prajñāpāramitā Heart Sutra. The Prajñāpāramitā, or Perfection of Wisdom, is a genre of Mahayana Buddhist texts that discusses concepts such as emptiness and ultimate reality. While the Heart Sutra is one of the shortest texts in the genre, it is chanted regularly throughout Mahayana Buddhist temples. Being so concise, it condenses the wisdom and realization of all buddhas, distilling it into its essence. This class will unpack the sutra and make the Buddha’s ultimate realization accessible and applicable to our daily lives. Fee: $20 per semester.


9/14 (Saturday), 2:00pm - 4:00pm, 9/15 (Sunday), 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Dr. Robert Smitheram: A Peek into the Great Perfection of Wisdom Treatise

Sunday, 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Abbot of Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple, Ven. Huidong: Dialogue with the Abbot
Ven. Miaoxi: The Essence of the Heart Sutra
Dr. Paul Kjellberg: Chinese Philosophy with Buddhism
Dr. Victor Gabriel: Buddhist Counselling


Dates: September 15 to December 15
Time: Every Sunday 2:45pm-4:00pm
Fee: $20 per semester.
Venue: Meeting Room, Hsi Lai Temple
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For further information and up-to-date details, please call (626)961-9697 Ext. 5131 or email outreach@ibps.org