5-Day Heart Sutra Retreat – Boulder

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Boulder, CO

Lyons CO


Open to 12 people

Five full days amidst the beautiful surroundings of Crestview, Boulder Colorado, exploring the depths of one of the supreme treasures of the world’s spiritual heritage.  “It completely clears all pain — this is the truth, not a lie.”

On Saturday, April 13th at 8 pm, there will be a Jukai ceremony, which will be open to the public.  Jukai is a simple but very beautiful and significant public ceremony in which students receive the Buddhist Precepts from a Teacher embodying the Buddhist Lineage. In this ceremony Genpo Roshi will be offering the Precepts to Paige Mitchell.

Early-bird discount available until March 10.

For information on suggested donation,lodging, or the Jukai ceremony, contact MaryEllen by email or call 801-503-5656.


Maha Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra

Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, doing deep prajna paramita
Clearly saw emptiness of all the five conditions,
thus completely relieving misfortune and pain.
O Shariputra, form is no other than emptiness, emptiness no other than form.
Form is exactly emptiness, emptiness exactly form.
Sensation, conception, discrimination, awareness are likewise like this.
O Shariputra, all dharmas are forms of emptiness, not born, not destroyed;
not stained, not pure; without loss, without gain;
So in emptiness there is no form, no sensation, conception,
discrimination, awareness;
No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, mind;
No color, sound, smell, taste, touch, phenomena;
No realm of sight . . . no realm of consciousness;
No ignorance and no end to ignorance . . .
No old age and death and no end to old age and death;
No suffering, no cause of suffering, no extinguishing,
No path, no wisdom and no gain.
No gain and thus the bodhisattva lives prajna paramita
With no hindrance in the mind, no hindrance, therefore no fear;
Far beyond deluded thoughts, this is nirvana.
All past, present and future Buddhas live prajna paramita
And therefore attain anuttara-samyak-sambodhi.
Therefore know prajna paramita is the great mantra, the vivid mantra,
The best mantra, the unsurpassable mantra;
It completely clears all pain — this is the truth, not a lie.
So set forth the Prajna Paramita Mantra,
Set forth this mantra and say:
Gate!  Gate!     Paragate!  Parasamgate!
Bodhi svaha!  Prajna  Heart  Sutra!

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