Join us for one of our services at the Zendo: 18005 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon, WA 98070, (previously Island Funeral Services.) Feel free to come 10 minutes early for instruction, or just jump right in.

  • Sunday Service: 10:00am-12pm
    Early Sunday Sit: 8:30-9:30am
  • Monday – Friday: 6:30-7:30am
  • Monday Evening: 7:00-8:45pm
  • Wednesday Evening: 7:00-8:30pm

To Lure and to Shock – Elizabeth Fitterer

To Lure and to Shock – Elizabeth Fitterer

We’ll look at the Heart Sutra as a text-what was its purpose as part of the larger Prajnaparamita collection of sutras? What can it tell us about the evolution of Buddhism in the early common era? How have different translators interpreted different parts of the text? We’ll go through the sutra line by line in Sanskrit and investigate.

Elizabeth is a preceptor, a past Board President of the Zen Center and an active member of the sangha. She is in her third year of Sanskrit classes at the University of Washington.