The Heart Sutra has been translated many many times. Here are a few, offered so you can see the many ways of translating an original text.

Each translation has just a few paragraphs rather than the whole text. Take a look and notice the differences. At the end is the version of the text we will be working with in our 2020 class, with commentary by Luca Valentino.

D.T. Suzuki

Edward Conze

Tanahashi and Halifax

Tenzin Gyatso (Dalai Lama)

Norman Waddell

Max Muller

Red Pine (Bill Porter)

Karl Brunnholzl

Geshe Sonom

Robert Haduch


Luca Valentino with commentary

  • 1h 53m 56s - VIDEO - Luca Valentino - Heart Sutra Class 1 - Aug 9th, 2020