At the end of our discussion last week someone mentioned that they had the line
form is emptiness, emptiness is form
going around their head.
This is a line from the Heart Sutra which is chanted frequently in buddhist monasteries. So, we are going to take a look at this sutra for the next couple of weeks – maybe chant it several times a day – and then talk about it on our 5-in-a-month Bonus Tuesday.
We’ll be looking at a couple of versions of the sutra that are available online; one from San Francisco Zen Center, and the other from Red Pine who says this about the sutra:
The Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. It covers more of the Buddha’s teachings in a shorter span than any other scripture, and it does so without being superficial or commonplace.
Well, if that doesn’t get the juices flowing…
6:00 – 6:30 sitting
6:30 – 7:15 discussion
7:15 – 7:30 sitting
The sitting takes place at BIBS.