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Buddhist Centre Features

Emptiness and the Heart Sutra: A Home Retreat with Tejananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 26 Sep, 2022 - 15:19

Emptiness and the Heart Sutra: A Home Retreat with Tejananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 26 Sep, 2022 - 15:19

November 4-10 2022

🧘🏽‍♀️ 🧘🏽‍♂️ Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to explore why the wisdom of emptiness is, precisely, compassion.

Led by Tejananda and friends

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The Heart Sutra is one of the most familiar of all Buddhist texts and, inevitably, there are innumerable takes on ‘what it means’. How do we square the opening statement that the skandhas (our psycho–physical constituents) are ‘empty’ with the following one that ‘in emptiness’ there are no skandhas, no senses, no conditioned–arising? Early western commentators...

Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
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Heart Sutra chanting by Siddharth

By Saddhammapradip on Sat, 5 Feb, 2022 - 04:54

Heart Sutra chanting by Siddharth

By Saddhammapradip on Sat, 5 Feb, 2022 - 04:54

Similarly Heart Sutra chanting by Dh Siddharth.

Thanks for his kindness for Chanting.

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Dharmabyte: Let Go, Even of the Dharma

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Maitrisiddhi explores the fourth great thunderclap from the Heart Sutra: All Buddhist teachings are simply Relative Truth; the Highest truth cannot be stated in words, using the simile of the raft.

From the talk entitled The Highest Truth Cannot Be Stated In Words from retreat on the Heart Sutra at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Here, Then

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 14:00

Subhadassi talks about dharma practice in challenging times, drawing on poetry & literature (Pablo Neruda & Franz Kafka) and the Perfection of Wisdom Tradition (especially the Heart Sutra). We also bump into the householder Vimalakirti, Subhadassi’s wife & children, the Diamond Sutra, Compassion, the Three Lakshanas & Hakuin along the way.

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Dharmabytes Podcast: Live Like a River Flows

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Ratnavandana offers a personal sharing of her reflections on a six month solitary retreat where she was focussing on the Heart Sutra. 

With Avalokitesvara as her guide, she was hoping to deepen her understanding of the emptiness of the five skandhas as well as exploring how to bring all the ordinary everyday activities of life into the realm of the sacred.

This excerpt includes a reading evocation on the Five Buddha Mandala.

From the talk Glimpses of Emptiness...

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Dharmabyte: Avalokitesvara in the Heart Sutra

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

Avalokitesvara plays a key role in the Heart Sutra. In our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Avalokitesvara in the Heart Sutra,” Taranita charts the history and symbolism of this archetypal figure across Buddhist history and cultures.

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