The Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra, or Sutra of Transcendent Knowledge, is one of the most famous Mahayana Buddhist sutras. One of the oft-quoted lines in the sutra is "Form is emptiness, emptiness also is form". By meditating on emptiness, not only can we develop a deeper understanding of reality, but we can also open our minds and hearts. Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi not only teaches the Heart Sutra theoretically, but also makes it directly tangible in meditations.

This weekend Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi is teaching on the Heart Sutra. The Heart Sutra or Sutra of Transcendent Knowledgeis one of the most famous Mahayana Buddhist sutras and is recited by Buddhists around the world. It is one of the shortest of the Prajnaparamita texts and is considered to be its essence.

One of the oft-quoted lines in the sutra is “Form is emptiness, emptiness also is form”. By reflecting and meditating on vemptiness, not only can we develop a deeper understanding of reality, but we can also open our minds and hearts. Emptiness also helps us break our habitual patterns and become open to new experiences.

And developing a correct understanding of emptinesss is one of the central elements on the path to enlightenment. Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi not only teaches the Heart Sutra theoretically, but also makes it directly tangible in meditations.

English with German translation.

Friday, December 10
7 pm to 8:30 pm Introduction

Saturday, December 11
8 am to 8:30 am Meditation
10 am to 11:30 am Teaching
3 pm to 4:30 pm Teaching

Sunday, December 12
8 am to 8:30 am Meditation
10 am to 11:30 am Teaching

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About Instructor

Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi

Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi is one of the resident lamas at Kamalashila Institute. He was born in Bhutan and studied and taught for 13 years at the Karma Shri Nalanda Monastic University in Rumtek, Sikkim. He received many teachings from H.E. Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. In 2004, Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi first went to the USA, where he still teaches today for Nitartha Institute, and then came to Germany. Since then, he has been living and teaching at Kamalashila Institute, and is visiting Buddhist centers throughout Europe and supervising Kamalashila city groups. He is a competent teacher of Buddhist philosophy and the meditation practices of sutra, tantra and Mahamudra, and an expert of the Abhidharma.

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  • 2 Lessons