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Essence of the Heart Sutra

The Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
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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.

©2005 Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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Profound wisdom.

Essential listening for anyone trying to follow the path. Something to listen to again and again.

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  • Mr L.
  • 02-01-2018

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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  • SJRod
  • 14-07-2017

Wonderful

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

Recommend

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  • Keka
  • 06-04-2017

I loved it!

Profound and insightful commentary by HH Dalai Lama.
Beautifully narrated in Gabra's clear voice.
I couldn't put it down. Will listen again and again.
I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-10-2019

Priceless .

A beauty beyond beautiful no words can quite say it , perhaps a treasure ....... Thank you .