Willow Branch Sangha

New Heart Sutra Translation

Post date: Sep 14, 2014 1:20:18 PM

On 11th September Thay completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the Heart Sutra, one of the most important sutras in Mahayana Buddhism.

This new English translation is based on the new Vietnamese translation that Thay made three weeks ago at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism in Germany.

This new translation will now be used in all Plum Village chanting sessions and ceremonies, and it will appear in the next edition of the Plum Village Chanting Book. The chant is being set to music and will be available soon.

To see the link below for new translation and Thay's explanation of why he made the new translation.