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There will be a retreat in Clarksville, Virginia from April 3 to April 9.
There will be a retreat in Easton, Maryland starting at noon on March 24 and ending at noon on March 27.
Section I. The Convocation of the Assembly
Thus have I heard. Upon a time Buddha sojourned in Anathapindika’s Park by Shravasti with a great company of bhikshus, even twelve hundred and fifty.
One day, at the time for breaking fast, the World-honored One enrobed, and carrying His bowl made His way into the great city of Shravasti […]
Section VI. Rare is True Faith
Subhuti said to Buddha: World-honored One, will there always be men who will truly believe after coming to hear these teachings?
Buddha answered: Subhuti, do not utter such words! At the end of the last five-hundred-year period following the passing of the Tathagata, there will be self-controlled men, rooted in merit, […]
Section XI. The Superiority of Unformulated Truth
Subhuti, if there were as many Ganges rivers as the sand-grains of the Ganges, would the sand-grains of them all be many?
Subhuti said: Many indeed, World-honored One! Even the Ganges rivers would be innumerable; how much more so would be their sand-grains?
Subhuti, I will declare a truth to you. […]
Section XXI. Words cannot express Truth. That which Words Express is not Truth
Subhuti, do not say that the Tathagata conceives the idea: I must set forth a Teaching. For if anyone says that the Tathagata sets forth a Teaching he really slanders Buddha and is unable to explain what I teach. As to any Truth-declaring […]
Section XVI. Purgation through Suffering the Retribution for Past Sins
Furthermore, Subhuti, if it be that good men and good women who receive and retain this Discourse are downtrodden, their evil destiny is the inevitable retributive result of sins committed in their past mortal lives. By virtue of their present misfortunes the reacting effects of their […]
Section XXVI. The Body of Truth has no Marks
Subhuti, what do you think? May the Tathagata be perceived by the thirty-two marks ?
Subhuti answered: No, the Tathagata may not be perceived thereby.
Then Buddha said: Subhuti, if the Tathagata may be perceived by such marks, any great imperial ruler is the same as […]
We usually recite the Heart Sutra at the end of our last sitting meditation for the day. Some form of this sutra is used by most Zen and Mahayana traditions.
The Maha Prajnaparamita Hridaya Sutra
The Bodhisattva of Great Compassion
From the deep practice of Prajnaparamita
Perceived the emptiness of all five skandhas
And delivered all beings from their suffering.