Tuesday, May 24th

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.