The Essence of the Heart Sutra

The Essence of the Heart Sutra: The Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings

In Essence of the Heart Sutra, the Dalai Lama masterfully unpacks the Heart Sutra so that any reader can benefit from its teachings – teachings meant to help us release ourselves from suffering and live with true compassion. Comprised of his “Heart of Wisdom” talks, originally delivered to thousands of listeners in 2001, the book offers the Dalai Lama’s commentary as well as his easy-to-follow overview of Buddhist philosophy that places the sutra within its historical and philosophical context. With additional contributions by scholar and translator Thupten Jinpa, Essence of the Heart Sutra is the authoritative presentation of a text seminal to the world’s religious heritage.

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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

  • The Heart of the Buddha
  • Recommended for All No Matter What Your Spiritual or Religious Belief
  • Anyone can use the teachings for good in their life's
  • Hmmm, a remarkable book by a remarkable man on a remarkable sutra
  •  Its almost like he is trying too hard to convince you that this is a great piece of wisdom
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Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars

  • The most accessible overview of the Mahayana path and the doctrine of emptiness I've received to date.
  • This book (emptiness really) has provided added perspective for me personally into ever day events
  • Compelling with a few dry moments
  • The Dalai Lama is a great teacher and a wealth of knowledge.
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AuthorH. H. Dalai Lama,‎ Thupten Jinpa (Translator)PublisherWisdom Publications (July 7, 2005)Pages179LanguageEnglish