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☑ Buddha Dharma
☑ Teaching of Emptiness
☑ Heart Sutra
In this course, we read and analyze the short Buddha text, The Heart Sutra, while explaining the underlying meanings and context surrounding the teaching.
This is one of the most popular Buddhist texts and is one of the central texts for the Buddhist School of Emptiness. The teaching of Emptiness is especially important to our study of Buddhism because it highlights the Middle Path, one that refrains from all extremities. As a result, we can find peace of mind that is free from greed, anger, and ignorance, the three poisons that inhibit our spiritual awakening.
The Heart Sutra explores four key concepts: The underlying essence of emptiness and how not to attach to it, the sense of self one experiences through attachment to the five skandhas, the emptiness of all the Buddhist teachings so as not to attach to them, and the state of Buddhahood as the ultimate liberation. By practicing these teachings in our everyday lives, we can free ourselves from suffering associated with a strong attachment to ego, false thoughts, and impulsive actions.
The course consists of 4 sections: The introduction, the background of the sutra, the reading and analysis of the sutra, and finally the summary of the practice.
By structuring the course such wise, we allow you to not only understand the teaching by reading it first hand, but I also provide deep insight into the context, underlying meaning as well as practical steps to incorporating the teachings of Emptiness into an easy-to-understand practice.
Best wishes and hope you enjoy the course.
Introduction to the Course
Background of the Sutra
Introducing the Heart Sutra
The Heart Sutra - Part 1
The Heart Sutra - Reading | Part 1
The Heart Sutra - Part 2
The Heart Sutra - Reading | Part 2
The Heart Sutra - Part 3
The Heart Sutra - Reading | Part 3
Summary of the Sutra
Summary of The Heart Sutra
Three Acts of Goodness Framework
The Three Acts of Goodness Framework
Thank you Bryron! I enjoyed very much this course. I love this Sutra and your explanations have enriched my experience.
Excellent course on the Heart Sutra! Byron clearly understands Buddhism at a deep level and is very skilful in his explanation. Thank you so much for making this free and I look forward to your other courses too! Much blessings ??