Friday, November 1

Pop in for the Friday night talk or join us for the whole weekend!

…the bodhisattva mahasattva arya Avalokiteshvara said this to the venerable Sharadvatiputra.“Shariputra, any son of the lineage or daughter of the lineage who wishes to practice the activity of the profound perfection of wisdom should look upon it like this…

– Arya Prajnaparamita Hridaya Sutra

The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra is probably one of the most widely known and recited Mahayana sutras. Have you ever wondered why it is that this sutra is spoken by Avalokiteshvara, the embodiment of compassion? The Heart Sutra’s overt subject matter is emptiness, but it hides within it the complete path to enlightenment, i.e., the bodhisattva path, which of course is dependent on compassion.

The levels of realization, i.e., the paths, that a bodhisattva cultivates are implicitly referred to in the Heart Sutra mantra – Tadyatha: Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha. Come find out more.

Geshe Kelsang Wangmo will give a talk on the essential points of the Heart Sutra: on emptiness, the explicit subject matter covering the four profundities, and also its hidden meaning – the bodhisattva grounds and paths.

See also: Weekend Event at LMB: “The Sixteen Aspects of the Four Noble Truths”

About the Instructor

In April 2011, Geshe Kelsang Wangmo made history by becoming the first female geshe, signaling a new era for nuns to excel scholastically and to take on important teaching roles that had traditionally been the domain of monks. “It has been a great pleasure to see that Ven. Kelsang Wangmo has been awarded with the Geshe degree and I hope that many nuns, some having finished their study for years already, will follow very soon,” Ven. Kunphen, spiritual program coordinator at Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamsala, recently told Mandala. “It’s quite a big step, which will heighten the esteem and value nuns are given considerably.” – Mandala Magazine, October 2012, “The Joy of Study: An Interview with Geshe Kelsang Wangmo”

Read the full interview.

Schedule

Friday, Nov. 1: 7pm to 9pm – Public Talk

Saturday, Nov. 2: 10:30am to 5:30pm – Teachings and Meditations on the Sixteen Aspects of the Four Noble Truths

Sunday, Nov. 3: 10:30am to 12:30pm – Teachings and Meditations on the Sixteen Aspects

Date(s): Friday, November 1
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Geshe Kelsang Wongmo
Type of event: open talk
Number of sessions: 1
Level: general
Participation: All are welcome.
Location: Main Gompa
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