Vajra Cutter Sutra Recitation with Venerable Namjong

Monday March, 6 at 7:00-8:30pm
We are so pleased to be able to have Venerable Namjong lead us in the recitation of the Vajra Cutter Sutra as we come to the end of the 15 days of Miracles. This will be offered in person and via zoom. 

About the Vajra Cutter Sutra

The Vajra Cutter Sutra (Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sutra) is one of the most famous and celebrated of all Mahayana Buddhist Sutras. It contains a concise presentation of Prajñāpāramitā —the true nature of our own being and all of reality. The Sutra is actually a discourse that happened between Gautam Buddha and a senior monk named Subhuti.
In the Sutra, the Buddha identifies our mistaken ideas about the nature of reality and the disturbing emotions that spring from them as the very root of all of our problems and suffering. To gain the lasting peace and happiness that we so desperately seek, there is no choice but to cultivate the wisdom that can uproot this very fundamental misunderstanding! This is the main teachings of the exalted Sutra called The Vajra Cutter Sutra.

Benefits for Reciting the Vajra Cutter Sutra from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

“The Vajra Cutter Sutra is unbelievable. It is one of the most profitable practices because the root of all sufferings, yours and others, is the ignorance holding ‘I’ as truly existent, even though it is empty of that; and the ignorance holding the aggregates as truly existent, even though they are empty of that. The only antidote to cut that, to get rid of that and through which to achieve liberation, the total cessation of the suffering causes  delusions and karma  is the wisdom realizing emptiness. This is the subject of the Vajra Cutter Sutra, emptiness. So, each time you read it, it leaves such a positive imprint. Without taking much time, without much difficulty, it is easy to actualize wisdom. …”

About Venerable Tenzin Namjong

Born and raised in Hawaii, Venerable Tenzin Namjong studied and trained in Zen and Theravada Buddhist traditions before embracing the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, due mainly to the kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Princeton University and has been part of the 19-year Geshe (Doctorate of Buddhist Philosophy) study program at Sera Je Monastery in Bylakuppe in South India since 2007. Venerable Namjong is a registered teacher of the FPMT and regularly teaches at FPMT centers around the world.

Date(s): Monday March, 6 at 7:00-8:30pm
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Tenzin Namjong
Type of event: Practice sessions
Number of sessions: 1
Level: general
Participation: drop-ins welcome
Location: Main Gompa
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