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The Heart Sutra Explained : a Perspective of Daily Living

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Heart Sutra Explained : a Perspective of Daily Living

Presenter: Venerable Miaoyou

Facilitator: Tina Ng

Wed 14 December | 7-8.30pm

Location: In person at Metta Centre (Bankstown) or Online (Zoom link below)

Cost: By Donation


The Heart Sutra is a very short sutra -260 words in Chinese. Yet, it carries the most important messages and is the core of the greatest wisdom sutra, Mahaprajnaparamita. In this talk, Venerable Miaoyou will explain how the Heart Sutra helped her to understand the world we live in and explain the intricate way we choose to interact with the world. Our thoughts, emotions and behaviours may sometimes puzzle us. The Heart Sutra offers us clarity to help us understand our thoughts and perceptions.


About the Speaker: Venerable Miaoyou worked in the corporate and education sectors before ordination and later trained in the Ch’an tradition and Humanistic Buddhism of Fo Guang Shan Monastery in Taiwan. Since 2003, she returned to Australia as a resident teacher in meditation and conducted meditation retreats and CPD workshops at the Nan Tien Temple and the Nan Tien Institute.


Ven. Miaoyou is a Director and Company Secretary of the Nan Tien Institute (NTI), responsible for its initial stages of development and construction. NTI is Australia’s first Institute of higher learning offering postgraduate degrees grounded in Buddhist wisdom and values. She was a guest lecturer on Buddhist Ethics for the Sydney Business School (University of Wollongong) for MBA and Executive MBA programs and many interfaith forums. She is also a Buddhist Chaplain and contributed to the wellbeing program in the previous Illawarra Reintegration Centre in Unanderra. Currently, involved in mindfulness and CPD programs offered at the Nan Tien Institute.


Hybrid event: Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive session with the speaker who will be online, with the discussions facilitated by Tina Ng in person at the Metta Centre (Bankstown). You are welcome to join the session in person at the Metta Centre or online by clicking on this link to access the session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83506489824?pwd=cmpNQ1ljSmFVYURLWVN1dWllYUN1dz09 Alternatively, you can dial in from your telephone (call charges apply): +61 2 8015 6011 | Meeting ID: 835 0648 9824| Passcode: 718905


Metta Centre
7-9 Cross Street #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia
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