Totality, Emptiness, & Mind Only

Glimpses of “Hwa Yen” – the Heart of Mahamudra

Teachings by Tarchin Hearn

Saturday, 10th to Sunday, 18th November, 2018 (Detailed schedule is on our calendar)

Registration cost: $10 / class, or $100 for all 11 sessions.

A bowl for Dana for the teacher will be available at each class. Please read our page on Dana if you are not familiar with this tradition.

Hwa Yen (in Sanskrit – The Avatamsaka Sutra), is a foundational Mahayana Buddhist teaching, famous for its detailed vision of practical awakening and
radical inclusivity. Here the entire universe in all its manifestations is seen as worthy of investigation. In this sutra, bodhisattvas, appear in myriad ways: artists, scientists, parents, business persons, healers, social workers, monks, yogis, scholars and contemplatives. The depth and universality of Hwa Yen provided the philosophical ground for great Buddhist teachings such as Mahamudra, Dzogchen and Zen. This union of love and skilled understanding is as necessary today as it was in the 6th century Tang dynasty, when the Avatamsaka was initially written down. With understanding, it can be a tremendous support for modern dharma paths of contemplative science, personal healing, and engaged ecological sanity.

Tarchin Hearn has a lifetime of deep involvement with these teachings and practices. We invite you to join us for what will surely be a wonderful week.

Tarchin Hearn is a widely respected teacher and practitioner of Contemplative Science and Natural Awakening. He has taught in many countries and helped establish a number of centres for retreat and healing. As a young monk, he was introduced by his teacher, Namgyal Rinpoché to many schools and practices of Buddhadharma. Today, his work, while rooted in Buddhist principles, links personal and communal healing with a deep ecological perspective in ways that inspire a wide range of people from a variety of diverse backgrounds and traditions. Tarchin lives in New Zealand with his partner and long time companion, Mary Jenkins. For more information about Tarchin and his approach to dharma visit