Heart Sutra Talks

The Heart Sūtra is a popular sutra in Mahāyāna Buddhism. In Sanskrit, the title Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya translates as "The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom".

The Sutra famously states, "Form is emptiness (śūnyatā), emptiness is form." It is a condensed exposition on the Buddhist Mahayana teaching of the Two Truths doctrine, which says that ultimately all phenomena are Śūnyatā (emptiness).

It has been called "the most frequently used and recited text in the entire Mahayana Buddhist tradition." The text has been translated into English dozens of times from Chinese, Sanskrit, and Tibetan, as well as other source languages.

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Six Paramitas

Patience, Heart Sutra, Paramitas, Precepts
Jun 18 2021

Beginner's Sesshin

Continuous, Mindfulness, Bowing, Heart Sutra, Kinhin
Jun 06 2021

The Five Skandhas

Consciousness, Heart Sutra, Zazen Mind, Avalokiteshvara, Money
Jun 05 2021

Boundlessness

Heart Sutra, Peace, Chanting, Lotus Sutra, Jukai
May 01 2021

Practicing With Emptiness

Heart Sutra, Avalokiteshvara, Berkeley Zen Center, Tassajara, Silence
Feb 27 2021

Remembering Sojun

Serial: BZ-02811

Part of a series of online gatherings where at each meeting three long time students of Sojun Roshi share their memories of him. 

Berkeley Zen Center, Dokusan, Tassajara, Dragons, Heart Sutra
Jan 15 2021
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Zoom

Sangha Meeting After Sojun Roshi's Passing

Heart Sutra, Gratitude, Funeral, Echo, Chanting
Jan 09 2021
Zoom

Birth and Death, Part 2

Birth-and-Death, Building, Heart Sutra, Mindfulness, Ego, Zoom, Funeral, Interview,...
Dec 20 2020

Total Dynamic Working

Birth-and-Death, Impermanence, Vows, Equanimity, Heart Sutra, confusion, Instruction...
Dec 05 2020

Senior Student Tributes for Sojun Roshi

Berkeley Zen Center, Heart Sutra, Constancy, Gratitude, Don't Know Mind,...
Nov 01 2020
Zoom

Public Dokusan 11

Subject-and-Object, Intuition, Heart Sutra, Conversation, Posture, Karma, Birth-and-...
Oct 30 2020

The Whole Earth Is Medicine

Manjushri, Blue Cliff Record, Heart Sutra, Hindrances, Perfect Wisdom, Describe,...
Oct 17 2020

Dongshan Class 1

First Principle, Transmission, Subject-and-Object, Oneness, Heart Sutra, Continuous,...
Aug 25 2020

Thinking and Non-Thinking

Right Speech, training, Four Noble Truths, Interview, Instruction, American,...
Aug 22 2020

Heart Sutra

Heart Sutra, Chanting, Berkeley Zen Center, Emotions, Priest, Hindrances, Evil,...
Jul 25 2020

July 21st, 2020, Serial No. 02759

Karma, Don't Know Mind, Fox, Culture, Bodhisattva Vow, Ego, Big Mind, Heart...
Jul 21 2020

Closely Watched Mind 1

Don't Know Mind, Karma, resistance, Karmic Consequences, Bodhisattva Vow,...
Jun 29 2020

Making Refuge

Heart Sutra, Avalokiteshvara, confusion, Conversation, Practice Period, Subject-and-...
May 16 2020

Buddha's Enlightenment

Concentration, Dependent Origination, Heart Sutra, Birth-and-Death, training,...
Dec 05 2019

Choices and Preferences

Passions, Eka, Heart Sutra, uchiyama, Attachment, Bodhidharma, confusion, Describe,...
Sep 21 2019

Going Beyond

Heart Sutra, Intimacy, Impermanence, Birth-and-Death, Practice Period, Renewal,...
Aug 24 2019

Zenki Class 3

Serial: BZ-02680

PP Class 3

 

Birth-and-Death, Blue Cliff Record, Liberation, Buddha Mind, Samsara, Religion, Heart...
May 30 2019

Practicing with Prayer

Chanting, Peace, Heart Sutra, Continuous, Instruction, Echo, Separation, Conversation...
Apr 27 2019

Let the Mystery Be

training, Heart Sutra, Skandas, Daily Life, Practice Period, Silence, Posture,...
Mar 09 2019

Taking Refuge

Impermanence, Heart Sutra, Conversation, Four Foundations, resistance, Mindfulness,...
Feb 09 2019

Innermost Request

Heart Sutra, Instruction, Nirvana, Intimacy, Mahayana, Posture, training
Feb 02 2019

Negative Capability Sesshin

training, Bodhisattva Vow, Doubt, Aspects of Practice, Heart Sutra, Vows, American,...
Jan 12 2019

Being Time

Buddha Nature, Sixth Patriarch, Doubt, Equanimity, Transmission, Dharma Transmission...
Nov 10 2018

Maylie Scott Bears the Unbearable Sesshin: Close Aspects of Practice

Berkeley Zen Center, Peace, Conversation, Transmission, Offering, Dharma Transmission...
Nov 03 2018

Tea Ladies and Their Mind-Refreshing Teaching

Serial: BZ-02639

Sesshin Open Aspects of Practice

 

Sixth Patriarch, Heart Sutra, Soto Zen, Priest, Aspects of Practice, soto, Practice...
Oct 06 2018

Beating the Drum

Buddha Ancestors, Practice Period, Confession-and-Repentance, Vows, true dharma,...
Aug 11 2018

Daikan Eno and The Hundred Dharmas

Serial: BZ-02618

Sesshin Day 2

 

Repentance, Doubt, Big Mind, Anger, Karma, Greed, Ego, Heart Sutra, Sixth Patriarch,...
Jun 14 2018

The Six Qualitative Factors That Keep Us Balanced and Centered

Serial: BZ-02617

Sesshin Day 1

 

Daily Life, Posture, Composure, Building, Heart Sutra, Hindrances, Mahayana, Karma,...
Jun 13 2018

Nirvana Study Sesshin Day 2 Lecture 3

Composure, Bell, Obstacles, Nirvana, Daily Life, Ego, Heart Sutra, Two Truths,...
Feb 18 2018

Home

Big Mind, Building, Heart Sutra, Echo, Beginners, Interview, Separation, Posture,...
Nov 25 2017

Jewel Mirror Samadhi Part 1

Transmission, Echo, Duality, soto, Five Ranks, Dharma Transmission, Teacher-and-...
Sep 02 2017

Practice and Ritual: Just Enough

Soto Zen, soto, Monastic Practice, Precepts, training, Heart Sutra, Chanting, zen...
Jun 24 2017

Gathas and Precepts

Serial: BZ-02556

Sesshin Day 5

 

Precepts, Vows, Soto Zen, Attachment, Practice Period, Heart Sutra, soto, Birth-and-...
Jun 11 2017

Heart Sutra

Serial: BZ-02555

Sesshin Day 4

 

Discrimination, Four Noble Truths, Buddha Nature, Teacher-and-Student, Heart Sutra,...
Jun 10 2017

Zazen Practice, Sei Jo Practice

Serial: BZ-02554

Sesshin Day 3

 

Separation, Precepts, Heart Sutra, Anger, Practice Period, training, Posture,...
Jun 09 2017

Heart Sutra

Serial: BZ-02553

Sesshin Day 2

 

Ego, Heart Sutra, Emotions, Duality, Offering, Peace, causation, Karma, Addiction,...
Jun 08 2017

Heart Sutra

Serial: BZ-02552

Sesshin Day 1

 

Perfect Wisdom, Heart Sutra, Samadhi, Duality, Avalokiteshvara, Non-duality,...
Jun 07 2017

Precepts Class 5

Serial: BZ-02550

PP Class

Precepts, Ego, Culture, Anger, Renunciation, Heart Sutra, Mahayana, Emotions, Lay...
Jun 01 2017

Intuition and the Cosmic Order

Serial: BZ-02520

 Rohatsu Day 7

 

Dragons, Buddha Nature, Interdependence, Intuition, Heart Sutra, Continuous,...
Dec 10 2016

The Bodhisattva Chaplaincy

Lotus Sutra, training, Evil, First Principle, Buddha Nature, Book of Serenity, Lay,...
Aug 27 2016

Five Hindrances and Seven Factors of Enlightenment

Serial: BZ-02494

Class 1

Hindrances, Mindfulness, Four Foundations, Doubt, Six Realms, Vows, Obstacles, Heart...
Aug 25 2016

Karma

Karma, Ego, Forgiveness, Evil, Demons, Building, Offering, Heart Sutra, Birth-and-...
Aug 06 2016

Yogacara Teaching and Suzuki Roshi

Culture, American, Interdependence, Heart Sutra, Emotions, Dependent Origination,...
Jul 16 2016

White Bird in Snow

Serial: BZ-02481

Jukai

 

Precepts, Lineage, Lay Ordination, Ordination, Bodhisattva Way, Lay, Transmission,...
Jun 04 2016

Yunmen's Medicine and Sickness Heal Each Other

Serial: BZ-02469

Class Blue Cliff Record 67

 

BCR-67, Cultivation, Heart Sutra, Birth-and-Death, Darkness and Light, Light-and-...
Mar 28 2016

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