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Heart Sutra with Venerable George Churinoff

Repeats every day 2 times.
1:00 pm Saturday, November 21, 2020


The Heart Sutra is one of the most famous Mahayana Sutras, setting out in a clear and concise way the Bodhisattvas' practice of the Perfection of Wisdom - the meaning of and meditation on profound emptiness, the ultimate nature of all phenomena.

Often recited before teachings and other spiritual occasions, the Heart Sutra was inspired and blessed by the Buddha. It occured as a inquiry by Shariputra, the foremost in wisdom amongst Buddha's Hearer disciples, to Avalokiteshvara the great Bodhisattva, concerning how the Bodhisattvas perform their practice of the Perfection of Wisdom.

Download a PDF of the Heart Sutra here.

The seminar will consist of an explanation of the meaning of the very words of the sutra, drawn from revered Indian and Tibetan commentaries on it, along with sessions of meditation as well as periods for questions and answers.

Suitable for all those wishing to better understand the meaning of emptiness.

A graduate in physics from MIT, Venerable George teaches with warmth and humor while bringing the same intellectual acuity to the Dharma as he did to physics.

Come experience Venerable George's clear and engaging teaching style!

Click here to hear Venerable George's teachings in 2014.

This weekend workshop begins Friday evening and continues Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

This course will be offered online via Zoom or YouTube streaming. 

Registration is required to participate via Zoom. Because of Zoom's setup, you will need to register separately for Friday night and for Saturday-Sunday afternoons. 

Please register here for Friday night.

Please register here for Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Supporting the teachings

Supporting the teachings is an incredibly powerful and important act -- it is a practice of the highest form of generosity – giving the means to enlightenment. Kadampa Center has for many years operated within the ideal of offering teachings without charging a fee, so that money is not an obstacle for anyone to hear the precious teachings and participate in the practices. We rely on the generous hearts of those who are moved to support the spiritual offerings and keep them open to everyone regardless of ability to pay.

Although we don't have the expense of travel and hospitality for a teacher's virtual visit, donations are still needed and meaningful, and make it possible for us to make a generous offering to the teacher on behalf of everyone attending the teachings.

Supporting the teachings benefits not just the Center and those who attend, but it also greatly benefits the donor, because it creates the causes to meet the teachings again in future lives, and deepens the connection with the teacher.

Kadampa Center offers two ways to support the teachings: Sponsorships and Donations.

Sponsorships begin at $108.

Sponsors receive:

 - The opportunity to write a personal dedication that we will post  for all to share.  We must receive the sponsorship and dedication by the previous day to assure we have time to print and post your dedication.

There may be more than one sponsor for any event.

Donations are any amount less than $108.

Donors of $75 or more receive:

 - The opportunity to write a personal dedication that we will post for all to share. We must receive the sponsorship and dedication by the previous day to assure we have time to print and post your dedication.

Supporting the teachings is a two-step process

Step One  is dedicating your generosity (click here).

Step Two  is making the donation or sponsorship (use the buttons below on this page),

Dedications may be very simple - "For my mother, Rosemary" - or they might encompass more extensive spiritual wishes, such as "May these teachings be the cause to liberate all sentient beings," or wishes for the teacher's long life, to benefit a person who is ill - any heart-felt positive intention!  You also can dedicate for more than one intention. If you'd like, you can team up with friends on a sponsorship - please have one person make the donation and work it out among yourselves. 

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Visiting Teacher Sponsorship Opportunities

Compassion Warrior ~ $108

Insight Warrior ~ $250

Awakened Warrior ~ $350

Transformed Warrior ~ $500


Visiting Teacher Donation Opportunities

Heart Giving ~ $Your Choice

Thank You!