NEXT WEEKEND: LIVE TALK ON THE HEART SUTRA
Howdy-doo! At this time next week I expect to be nearing the end of a brand-new event:
A LIVE TALK ON THE HEART SUTRA.
Please join me, won't you? I'll be talking about The Prajna Paramita Hridaya Sutra, roughly translated "The Discourse on the Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom."
This is a very short sutra, fewer than 300 words in the English version I chant, and which we'll use as our text. It is an epitome of the Buddha's teaching--with a twist: it is "apophatic," the via negativa, repeating all the fundamental teachings of Buddhism in order to deny them (and thus "prove" the highest truth of Mahayana Buddhism: Emptiness).
I promise you a lively, informative experience, with plenty of opportunity for your comments and questions.
The platform we'll use is Facebook Messenger (I hope--I'm still working on mastering the tecknalugie). Starting times are:
10:00am Sunday, May 22 (Philippines, China)
10:00pm Saturday, May 21 (East Coast of U.S.)
7:00pm Saturday, May 21 (West Coast of U.S.)
(Ye in between are used to figuring it out, I'm sure!)
We'll finish up in under 90 minutes--I swear!
Please send me a note in my Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jamesbaquet/) to let me know if you're interested; I'll send the text and details on the procedure no later than midnight on Friday May 20 (my time, in the Philippines).
"The Temple Guy"