April 9, 2018 – New Heart Sutra Translation

Dear Sangha,
We hope you can join Jon and I this coming Monday when we will take a look at the Heart Sutra or as Thay translates it, The Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore. If you can find it, look for The Other Shore-A New Translation of the Heart Sutra With Commentaries by T.N.H.  (Parallax-Palm Leaves Press, 2017). This book goes into great detail explaining the Heart Sutra and about the problems with the old translation.  As you know, the old translation was very confusing and raised many questions.  We will look at some of this.  This is a very important sutra recited in monasteries and sanghas around the world and a very misunderstood sutra. Continue reading