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Introduction to the Heart Sutra

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The Heart Sutra, comprising 16 sentences that reveal the fundamental reality of ourselves and the world as shunyata, or emptiness, is perhaps the best-known scripture in Mahayana Buddhism. This teaching is the foundation of liberation, so it’s vitally important to explore what these ostensibly simple sentences mean. In this online retreat, Reverend Dosung Yoo, a minister in the Korean Won Buddhist tradition and a prominent translator of Korean Buddhist teachings, will lead you through a close reading of the Heart Sutra, providing a contemporary and practical guide to understanding this important text.

Rev. Dosung Yoo is the author of Thunderous Silence: A Formula for Ending Suffering.