Heart Sutra Talks

The Heart Sūtra (Sanskrit: प्रज्ञापारमिताहृदय Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya or Chinese: 心經 Xīnjīng, Tibetan: བཅོམ་ལྡན་འདས་མ་ཤེས་རབ་ཀྱི་ཕ་རོལ་ཏུ་ཕྱིན་པའི་སྙིང་པོ) is a popular sutra in Mahāyāna Buddhism. In Sanskrit, the title Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya translates as "The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom".

The Sutra famously states, "Form is emptiness (śūnyatā), emptiness is form." It is a condensed exposition on the Buddhist Mahayana teaching of the Two Truths doctrine, which says that ultimately all phenomena are Śūnyatā (emptiness).

It has been called "the most frequently used and recited text in the entire Mahayana Buddhist tradition." The text has been translated into English dozens of times from Chinese, Sanskrit, and Tibetan, as well as other source languages.

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Choice

Vows, Rinzai, Culture, Global Warming, Doubt, Big Mind, Heart Sutra, Happiness,...
Aug 14 2021

Waking Up

Blue Cliff Record, Rinzai, Book of Serenity, Bell, Don't Know Mind, Aspects of...
Jun 26 2021

Six Paramitas

Patience, Heart Sutra, Precepts, Liberation, Concentration, training, Right Speech,...
Jun 18 2021

Beginner's Sesshin

Continuous, Mindfulness, Meal Serving, Heart Sutra, Vows, Bowing, Platform Sutra,...
Jun 06 2021

The Five Skandhas

Skandas, Heart Sutra, Practice Period, Four Noble Truths, Dependent Origination,...
Jun 05 2021

Boundlessness

Heart Sutra, Peace, Chanting, Don't Know Mind, Zoom, Beginners, Lotus Sutra,...
May 01 2021

Sojun And JiJuYu Zanmai

Death-and-Dying, Practice Period, Monkey Mind, Tassajara, Ego, Silence, Heart Sutra,...
Mar 13 2021

Practicing With Emptiness

Heart Sutra, Silence, Hindrances, confusion, Nirvana, Separation, Avalokiteshvara,...
Feb 27 2021

Remembering Sojun, Part 1

Berkeley Zen Center, Enthusiasm, Dragons, Bell, Tassajara, Sangha, Bowing, Heart...
Jan 15 2021

Sangha Meeting

Heart Sutra, Gratitude, Conversation, Practice Position, Funeral, Echo, Priest,...
Jan 09 2021

Birth and Death, Part 2

Birth-and-Death, Building, Heart Sutra, Mindfulness, Ego, Zoom, Funeral, Interview,...
Dec 20 2020

Total Dynamic Working

Birth-and-Death, Impermanence, Vows, Equanimity, Heart Sutra, confusion, Instruction...
Dec 05 2020

Senior Student Tributes

Berkeley Zen Center, Heart Sutra, Constancy, Gratitude, Don't Know Mind,...
Nov 01 2020

Public Dokusan 11

Subject-and-Object, Intuition, Heart Sutra, Conversation, Posture, Karma, Birth-and-...
Oct 30 2020

The Whole Earth Is Medicine

Manjushri, Blue Cliff Record, Heart Sutra, Hindrances, Perfect Wisdom, Describe,...
Oct 17 2020

Dongshan Class 1

First Principle, Transmission, Subject-and-Object, Oneness, Heart Sutra, Continuous,...
Aug 25 2020

Thinking and Non-Thinking

Right Speech, training, Four Noble Truths, Interview, Instruction, American,...
Aug 22 2020

Heart Sutra

Heart Sutra, Chanting, Berkeley Zen Center, Emotions, Priest, Hindrances, Evil,...
Jul 25 2020

July 21st, 2020, Serial No. 02759

Karma, Don't Know Mind, Fox, Culture, Bodhisattva Vow, Ego, Big Mind, Heart...
Jul 21 2020

Closely Watched Mind 1

Don't Know Mind, Karma, resistance, Karmic Consequences, Bodhisattva Vow,...
Jun 29 2020

Making Refuge

Heart Sutra, Avalokiteshvara, confusion, Conversation, Practice Period, Subject-and-...
May 16 2020

Buddha's Enlightenment

Concentration, Dependent Origination, Heart Sutra, Birth-and-Death, training,...
Dec 05 2019

The Non-Duality of Silence and Language

Silence, Transmission, Perfect Wisdom, Non-duality, Balance, Duality, Observe, Heart...
Nov 23 2019
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No Abode Hermitage

Choices and Preferences

Passions, Eka, Heart Sutra, uchiyama, Attachment, Bodhidharma, confusion, Describe,...
Sep 21 2019

Going Beyond

Heart Sutra, Intimacy, Impermanence, Birth-and-Death, Practice Period, Renewal,...
Aug 24 2019

Zenki Class 3

Serial: BZ-02680

PP Class 3

 

Birth-and-Death, Blue Cliff Record, Liberation, Buddha Mind, Samsara, Religion, Heart...
May 30 2019

A Conversation about Principle and Phenomena

Heart Sutra, Perfect Wisdom, resistance, confusion, Letting Go, Don't Know Mind...
May 18 2019
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No Abode Hermitage

Practicing with Prayer

Chanting, Peace, Heart Sutra, Continuous, Instruction, Echo, Separation, Conversation...
Apr 27 2019

Just This Is: the Avatamsaka Sutra in the Zen Tradition

Perfect Wisdom, Discrimination, Buddha Mind, Practice Period, Karmic Consciousness,...
Apr 13 2019
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No Abode Hermitage

Let the Mystery Be

training, Heart Sutra, Skandas, Daily Life, Practice Period, Silence, Posture,...
Mar 09 2019

Taking Refuge

Impermanence, Heart Sutra, Conversation, Four Foundations, resistance, Mindfulness,...
Feb 09 2019

Innermost Request

Heart Sutra, Instruction, Nirvana, Intimacy, Mahayana, Posture, training
Feb 02 2019

Negative Capability Sesshin

training, Bodhisattva Vow, Doubt, Aspects of Practice, Heart Sutra, Vows, American,...
Jan 12 2019

Being Time

Buddha Nature, Sixth Patriarch, Doubt, Equanimity, Transmission, Dharma Transmission...
Nov 10 2018

Maylie Scott Bears the Unbearable Sesshin: Close Aspects of Practice

Berkeley Zen Center, Peace, Conversation, Transmission, Offering, Dharma Transmission...
Nov 03 2018

Tea Ladies and Their Mind-Refreshing Teaching

Serial: BZ-02639

Sesshin Open Aspects of Practice

 

Sixth Patriarch, Heart Sutra, Soto Zen, Priest, Aspects of Practice, soto, Practice...
Oct 06 2018

Beating the Drum

Buddha Ancestors, Practice Period, Confession-and-Repentance, Vows, true dharma,...
Aug 11 2018

Daikan Eno and The Hundred Dharmas

Serial: BZ-02618

Sesshin Day 2

 

Repentance, Doubt, Big Mind, Anger, Karma, Greed, Ego, Heart Sutra, Sixth Patriarch,...
Jun 14 2018

The Six Qualitative Factors That Keep Us Balanced and Centered

Serial: BZ-02617

Sesshin Day 1

 

Daily Life, Posture, Composure, Building, Heart Sutra, Hindrances, Mahayana, Karma,...
Jun 13 2018

The Womb of the Tathagata #3: Our Buddha Nature Precepts

Origins of the Bodhisattva precepts; development and commentaries; the reasons for Buddhas appearing in this world.

Precepts, Buddha Nature, Transmission, Heart Sutra,
Jun 09 2018
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No Abode Hermitage

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