Heart Sutra Translation Workbook, 3rd ed. by David Curtis


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Get to “the essence of the essence of Buddhism” with this workbook!

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Known in Sanskrit as Bhagavati-Prajnaparamita-Hrdaya

This 2023 workbook allows the student to get to what HH the Dalai Lama calls “the essence of the essence of Buddhism.”The Heart Sutra”—the short version of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra—contains Buddhism’s most direct, most succinct teaching about the true nature of our own being and of all reality.

These subtle and easily misunderstood teachings lie at the very heart of all Buddhist wisdom, and a thorough understanding of them is essential for attaining what the Dalai Lama calls “an unmistaken view of reality”–a view that brings about true liberation from the source of all suffering.

This 3rd Edition has been re-edited to include some new features which will be helpful to students aimed at making the student’s experience of reading the sutra both more instructive and enjoyable. Level II students will note that the LV 2 Workbook contains vocabulary preparing them to read the Heart Sutra in Tibetan.

  • A new English translation
  • A Tibetan-only workbook section, with 4 lines per page
  • Parsing pages aimed at giving insight into the vocab & grammar of each passage
  • Tibetan only pages to practice spelling and reading in Tibetan
  • Helpful line-by-line glossary (Tibetan word/Wylie transliteration/English meaning
  • Plus helpful appendices in Tibetan/English.
    • The Perfection of Wisdom in one letter
    • Five Skandhas in Tibetan
    • Eighteen Psycho-Physical Bases
    • Three Poisons
    • Four Noble Truths
    • Noble Eight-fold Path

Heart Sutra Flashcards are designed to go with this workbook.

Additional information

Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 11 × .80 in

Tibetan Language Institute

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