Essence of the Heart Sutra

  • by Tenzin Gyatso the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Geshe Thupten Jinpa - translator and editor
  • Narrated by Gabra Zackman
  • 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For more than 2,000 years, the Heart Sutra has been part of the daily life of millions of Buddhists. This concise text, so rich and laden with meaning, concentrates the very heart of Buddhism into a powerful and evocative teaching on the interdependence of all reality.
In Essence of the Heart Sutra, the Dalai Lama masterfully unpacks the Heart Sutra so that any listener 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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Customer Reviews

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A novice like me struggled to understand...

Good book, but at times I struggled to understand concepts. Perhaps this was due to the narration or perhaps down to me & my levels of concentration
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- Mr L.


Really enjoyed the narration and found the listening very comfortable. Obviously the content is excellent from the Dalai Lama

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- SJRod

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-05-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios