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Profound perfection of wisdom

Profound perfection of wisdom

Part of a series of teachings on the Heart Sutra given during Dharma Friendship Foundation’s annual spring retreat in May 1998 at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Washington.

  • Authentic teaching of Buddha
  • Perfection of wisdom
    • Causal
    • Resultant
  • Author, location, audience
  • Five Mahayana paths (consciousnesses)
  • Grasping at inherent existence of self
  • Three kinds of inferences that realize emptiness

Heart Sutra 01 (download)

The text of the Heart Sutra can be found here.

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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