The Heart Sutra

An Essential Explanation

The Heart Sutra is the condensed presentation of The Perfection of Wisdom Sutras taught by Buddha Shakyamuni. In this sutra, Buddha reveals the hidden truth of our self and the world we live in—emptiness.

Gaining even a little insight with this object will profoundly change our understanding of everything around us and within us. We will begin to understand how to protect ourself from sickness, fears, and dangers, and experience deep inner peace through our experience of emptiness. 

Meditation on emptiness is the universal solution to all our problems. It is the medicine that cures all mental and physical diseases, and the nectar that bestows the everlasting happiness of nirvana and enlightenment.” — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

This workshop is intended to give an introduction to The Heart Sutra as a follow up to the extensive explanation that will be given at Summer Festival. 

Everyone welcome! 

Registration details

Cost: $20

Hourly Schedule

Saturday, June 8

10 - 11:15am
Session 1
11:15 - 11:45am
11:45am - 1pm
Session 2


Saturday June 8 2024
Event date has passed


10:00 am - 1:00 pm


$20; free for members

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KMC Madison
KMC Madison
1825 S Park St, Madison, WI


  • Gen Kelsang Dorje
    Gen Kelsang Dorje
    Resident Teacher, KMC Madison

    The Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Madison is Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Dorje. Gen Dorje has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over 20 years under the guidance of his teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Gen Dorje is admired for his warmth and humor in making Buddha’s teachings relevant to the modern world. He is an inspiring example of how to integrate Buddha’s teachings into a joyful life.