Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Heart Sutra – Its Mantra and Emptiness

February 18 - 19, 2012
Saturday from 9am to 5pm
Sunday from 9am to 4pm
An in depth teaching on the meaning of the Mantra and Emptiness will be presented in this week-end Seminar by Lama Dudjom Dorjee.The Heart Sutra is a chant fundamental to all Mahayana Buddhist traditions and it is filled with many pith instructions, especially on the notion of Emptiness.
The word Emptiness implies nihilism to many westerners but that is not it’s implication from a Buddhist point of view, quite the contrary. This will be clarified along with the meaning of the Heart Sutra Mantra itself.
Lama Dudjom will also be teaching from excerpts of his book “Heartfelt Advice” on matters that relate to these teachings. You are invited to this meet this great and very cheerful teacher. Please come and join us.
A donation of $80 is requested for the weekend with a traditional teacher's gift at the end of the retreat. Sliding scale donations are acceptable if needed. Out-of-towners can be accommodated. Let us know if that is necessary and if you are coming. Preregistration will be $70.
The Shambhala center also meets regularly on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 7-9 pm. Call 831 316 8282 for more info or preregistration.
Lama Dudjom Dorjee was born to a nomadic family in the mountains of eastern Tibet. He grew up in India as a refugee from the Communist invasion. He received the Acharya Degree upon completion of intensive study of the Buddhist doctrine at Sanskrit University in Varanasi, India.

Lama D. Dorjee accomplished the traditional secluded three-year retreat as required by the Karma Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism. He did this under the auspices of H.E. Kalu Rinpoche and H.E. Khyentse Rinpoche.

In 1981 the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa authorized Lama Dorjee to be one of the representatives of the Kagyu lineage in the United States. Shortly thereafter, he accepted an invitation to come to America from Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery in New York. He has been teaching Dharma in the West since that time. He is known for bringing joy, humor, and clarity to his presentation of the Buddhadharma. Lama Dorjee provides practical ways for his students to apply Buddhist wisdom while living in the modern world

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