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The Heart Sutra - A Retreat with Dr. Hun Lye

  • Ecumenical Buddhist Society 1516 West 3rd Street Little Rock, AR, 72201 United States (map)

October 14-16

These teachings are for all practices at EBS.  Everyone is welcome!

Friday, October 14, 7-8:30 pm
Public Talk: "The Self Cannot Be Improved" - The Buddha's Self-Help Program
Suggested donation: $10-$20

Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16
Retreat: "Three Sessions on Nothing" - Contemplating the Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra is one of the most known of all Buddhist scriptures and is recognized for its profundity, brevity and sometimes seemingly enigmatic words. It is "a sweeping attack on everything we hold most dear: our troubles, the world as we know it, even the teachings of the Buddha himself." Philosophically, its contents reveal the very "heart" or "essence" of reality, and the content of Buddha wisdom. Pragmatically speaking, this sutra is chanted daily at monasteries, hermitages, and homes as a potent form of protection against physical harm, inner turmoil and misfortune. As usual, Dr. Lye will be drawing from across Buddhist traditions to illuminate this sutra as well as translating its timeless message for contemporary times.

Session 1: Sat., 10/15—10am - 1pm
Session 2: Sat., 10/15—3pm - 6pm
Session 3: Sun., 10/16—10am - 1pm

Cost: $100 for both days of the retreat.

$60 for Saturday only (Session 1 & 2). $40 for Sunday only (Session 3).

Questions: Contact Melissa Gill at or at 520-425-2773.

Sunday, October 16, 2pm - 5pm
Interviews & Practice
Dr. Lye will meet with the EBS Tibetan Buddhist (General) group and lead it in the purification practice of Vajrasattva. During this time, Dr. Lye will also meet with anyone who would like to have a personal interview with him. A sign-up sheet will be passed around on Saturday for the personal interviews.

Later Event: October 22
Visit by State Oracle of Tibet