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Chanting / Listen to The Sutra of the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore (Heart Sutra)

The Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra is the essence of Buddhist teaching. It is recited daily in Mahayana temples and practice centers throughout the world. Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) has offered commentary and teachings on this sutra several times. The most recent teachings were given in August 2014. Thay revised the traditional wording of the Heart Sutra to clarify the meaning of “emptiness”.

Thay titled his translation of the Heart Sutra as “The Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore.” It carries within it and expresses very clearly the essence of the teaching of the Prajnaparamita on interbeing, no-self, the Middle Way, emptiness, signlessness, and aimlessness.

The Sutra of The Insight that Bring Us to the Other Shore 6:07

You can read the text of the Sutra and more information about Thay’s translation here. You can also read The Other Shore for Thich Nhat Hanh’s commentary and teachings on this Sutra.

You can find more Plum Village chants here.

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Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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