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Michael Owens

is a Buddhist teacher, translator, and author. He has been leading meditations and giving dharma talks for over 15 years. His unique teaching style incorporates humor and storytelling that weaves traditional Buddhist texts, legends and parables with modern scholarly research. He holds an MA in Buddhist Studies and has lectured at colleges and universities throughout the United States. In 2006 Michael co-authored translations and wrote essays on two Chinese Buddhist sutras and he founded the Red Lotus Society – an educational non-profit organization that promoted meditation as an inter-faith practice. Since 2007 he has been a guest teacher for Dharma Punx and Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, LA. He now leads a Buddhist Studies group at Against the Stream, San Francisco (1st and 3rd Sunday of each month). 

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February 2018

Heart Sutra Workshop

February 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PST
San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A Daylong Retreat with Michael Owens The Heart Sutra is by far the most widely used Buddhist text in the world today. It is chanted daily and nightly by monastics and lay devotees throughout China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan and Tibet, and by many Buddhists in America. A short text, less than a page long, the Heart Sutra is praised for being the most expedient expression of the Buddha’s highest teachings, yet its origins are as mysterious as its meaning. This…

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