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This day-long online retreat will focus on the Heart Sutra and include ample time for meditation and periods of restful silence. Dharma talks and discussions will be centered on key aspects of the Heart Sutra.
“Form is no other than emptiness, emptiness is no other than form”. This sentence encapsulates the essence of the Heart Sutra, a classic sutra of Māhāyana Buddhism. Introducing the fundamental principle of emptiness, the sutra skillfully breaks down conventional truths about reality, pointing to wisdom beyond conceptual understanding. Chanted each day in many temples and practice centers around the world, the Heart Sutra remains a key and trusted resource for dharma practitioners looking to strengthen their contemplation and deepen their realization.
9:00am – Welcome and Introductions
9:10am – Opening Meditation
9:30am – Dharma Talk: The Heart Sutra; Form and Emptiness
10:10am – Just Sitting Meditation
10:30am – Tea Break (maintain silence)
10:50am – Dharma Talk: Negation, followed by Questions and Comments
11:30pm – Meditation
12:00pm – Lunch Break (maintain silence)
1:00pm – Meditation
1:20pm – Dharma Talk: Integration and Assurance, followed by Questions and Comments
2:00pm – Meditation
2:20pm – Discussion and Sharing
3:00pm – Closing
Registration and Payment
Please visit Long Beach Meditation’s registration page.
This event will a hybrid of Zoom and in-person attendees for those fully vaccinated. Details can be found here.
Everyone is welcome to attend LBM’s main Sunday sit where we gather to meditate and have a discussion with our guiding teacher. Sitting together we find support, guidance and the energy to do the challenging work of awakening. Please join us!
This Sunday Sit will include:
- Dharma Talk
- Q & A Discussion
- Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/9014566014
- Password: 042020
- Meeting ID: 901 456 6014
- Dial in on your phone (Voice only) +1 669 900 9128
- One tap mobile +16699009128,,9014566014#
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT LBM PROGRAMS, CLICK HERE.
Save the Date! Please join us for a day-long immersion in silent Zen practice. The schedule includes meditations, dharma talks, lunch break and possibly the option for one-on-one private practice interviews with the teacher.
Details coming soon!