Like leaves in the autumn or wood in the fire, all things pass. But, there is a moment in which we can see things as they are.
It’s one of Buddhism’s most famous texts and, to be honest, it can be confounding: the Heart Sutra seeks to cut our usual dualistic thinking at the root.
Paula Arai introduces us to the world of Tsuneo Iwasaki, who discovered a world of practice in giving (actual) shape to the “Heart Sutra.”
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Lion’s Roar magazine’s art director Megumi Yoshida reflects on the early influence of Buddhism in her life.
When Judy Roitman learned her favorite dharma text was actually a patchwork of phrases and poems lifted from other sources, she started looking into the authorship of Buddhist texts. What she found surprised her.
A video of the Japanese band Kissaquo reciting the “Heart Sutra” has gone viral, collecting nearly a million views.
Comic artist John Porcellino tells Lauria Galbraith how Zen has inspired his comics and helped him through hard times.
Penetrate the true meaning of the Heart Sutra, says Karl Brunnhölzl, and nothing will be the same again. The secret is making it personal.
Thich Nhat Hanh offers his new translation of the Heart Sutra, which teaches transcendent wisdom, and Norman Fischer offers comment.
Aura Glaser express the truth of the Buddha’s Heart Sutra in 26 words — from A to Z.