Heart Sutra Talks

The Heart Sūtra is a popular sutra in Mahāyāna Buddhism. In Sanskrit, the title Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya translates as "The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom".

The Sutra famously states, "Form is emptiness (śūnyatā), emptiness is form." It is a condensed exposition on the Buddhist Mahayana teaching of the Two Truths doctrine, which says that ultimately all phenomena are Śūnyatā (emptiness).

It has been called "the most frequently used and recited text in the entire Mahayana Buddhist tradition." The text has been translated into English dozens of times from Chinese, Sanskrit, and Tibetan, as well as other source languages.

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Housekeeping

Serial: SF-01024

Sunday Lecture: Children's Program. The Indian children who used to live here. Indian story about how the world was made. Staying home and accomplishing the way. Gateway into...

New Year, Bodhisattva Precepts, Separation, Practice Period, Precepts, Mill Valley,...
Feb 01 2004
Green Gulch

The Power of Ten

Serial: SF-00985

The silence of 'don't know'; outer space Vimalakirti Sutra; radiant vision of alternate universes. Motivation for literary inventiveness - world is not only what we think;...

Vimalakirti, Birth-and-Death, Liberation, Mill Valley, Bell, Lotus Sutra, Heart Sutra...
Dec 14 2003
Green Gulch

Vimalakirti Sutra

Serial: SF-04084

Sunday Lecture: Manjushri questioning Vimalakirti. How should one view all sentient beings - like the reflection of the moon in water, etc. Love. Wisdom of love.

Heart Sutra, Suzuki Roshi, Attachment, Manjushri, Mahayana, Emptiness, Vimalakirti,...
Aug 10 2003
Green Gulch

January 11th, 2003, Serial No. 04074

Dharma Transmission, Transmission, Suzuki Roshi, Priest, Bodhisattva Vow, Soto Zen,...
Jan 11 2003
City Center

Passions

Passions, Priest, Evil, Enemies, Heart Sutra, Hate, Birth-and-Death, Nirvana,...
Dec 01 2002
Tassajara

November 16th, 2002, Serial No. 00977

Ordinary Mind, Practice Period, Mindfulness, Letting Go, Suzuki Roshi, Freedom,...
Nov 16 2002
City Center

October 23rd, 2002, Serial No. 00974

Zendo, Suzuki Roshi, Freedom, Mill Valley, Heart Sutra, Birth-and-Death, Letting Go,...
Oct 23 2002
City Center

Wednesday Lecture

Serial: SF-01019

Work week: work practice, SFZC Mission Statement, two forms of Buddha's teaching: texts, etc, and common sense. Up to us to find satisfying relationship to Buddhist teaching, "...

Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Dependent Origination, realization, Perfect Wisdom,...
Jun 05 2002
Green Gulch

One-day Sitting Lecture

Serial: SF-01018

Lotus Sutra (Heart Sutra), seals our mind with Buddha's mind, basics of the middle way are covered (in the Sutra of Innumerable Meanings), power of joy and compassion, devotion...

Lotus Sutra, First Principle, Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Nirvana, Four Noble...
May 11 2002
Green Gulch

Zen and Poetry Class

Emptiness, Blue Cliff Record, Duality, Absolute-and-Relative, Impermanence, Aspects...
Feb 19 2002
Green Gulch

January 26th, 2002, Serial No. 04072

Heart Sutra, Posture, Avalokiteshvara, Suzuki Roshi, Zazen, training, Dragons,...
Jan 26 2002
City Center

January 19th, 2002, Serial No. 01112

Bodhisattva Vow, Vows, Emptiness, Cultivation, Nirvana, Heart Sutra, Zazen, Freedom,...
Jan 19 2002
City Center

Sunday Lecture

Suzuki Roshi, Ceremony, Impermanence, Enemies, Funeral, Heart Sutra, Faith, Bell,...
Oct 28 2001
Green Gulch

2001.07.25-serial.00073

Serial: SF-00073

Wednesday night.

Anger, Mill Valley, Zendo, Suzuki Roshi, Tassajara, Bowing, Heart Sutra, Hate,...
Jul 25 2001

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