In the Heart Sutra, one of the most well-known texts of Mahayana Buddhism, the Buddha reveals the teaching on emptiness, culminating in the famous statement, “Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.” This sutra expresses the essence of all of the Buddha’s teachings on the perfection of wisdom, Prajnaparamita. By studying and meditating on this teaching, a practitioner becomes able to see the true nature of reality.
Within the Heart Sutra, the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara reveals to the disciple Shariputra the emptiness of the five skandhas (form, sensation, perception, mental formation and consciousness) and explains how even the teachings of the Four Noble Truths, including the very path that leads to freedom from suffering, are of the nature of emptiness.
During this retreat, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will offer oral transmission and commentary on The Heart Sutra text.
Online Registration available at http://www.cebb.org.br/dzogchen-ponlop-araras/