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UNRAVELLING THE KOAN OF THE HEART SUTRA

 

WITH VENERABLE FEDOR STRACKE

Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17

 

Pingu: Knock, Knock.
Buddha: Who’s there?
Pingu: It’s me Pingu.
Buddha: Oh it’s you, and not you, Pingu.
Pingu: What??!!

So what did the Buddha mean? Come join Ven. Fedor as he decodes the Heart Sutra to explain the profound implications of this enigmatic exchange.

The Heart Sutra encapsulates the key teachings of Buddhist philosophy and is so named because it conveys the heart essence of a collection of Buddhist scriptures known as the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. The Heart Sutra shatters our fundamental delusions, habitual conceptual frameworks, and belief systems: one of the core teachings of this sutra is the radical deconstruction of personal identity.

With Ven. Fedor’s steady and reliable guidance, we will gain understanding of the Heart Sutra and apply its teachings on wisdom and compassion to our lives. Perhaps we can help Pingu resolve his metaphysical confusion!
 
To read or download the text, please click here.
 

DATES AND TIMES

 

Friday, March 15 from 7 to 9pm

Saturday, March 16-Sunday, March 17 from 10am to 5pm

 

EVENT FEE

Friday evening: $20 
Shantideva Members: $18

Weekend Teachings: $100, $50 each day 

Shantideva Members: $90, $45 each day

(Member discounts will be applied automatically if you have transferred your membership to MindBody. If you need assistance doing this, please contact [email protected].)

 

REGISTRATION

 Please register below. You may also register at the door.

 

 ABOUT THE TEACHER
 

Venerable Fedor Stracke has been a Buddhist monk since 1988. For the past 25 years, he has been studying the Dharma, translating Tibetan texts, interpreting for his teachers, and teaching the Dharma at FPMT centers around the world. He has received many teachings from masters at Kopan Monastery, Nalanda Monastery, and Sera Jey Monastery. At Sera Jey Monastery, he followed the Geshe Program for many years, and during his time in India, attended extensive teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. For the last seven years, Venerable Fedor has been the resident teacher at Aryatara Institut in Munich and also teaches the FPMT Basic Program for Western students at Kopan Monastery.

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