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    Treeleaf Engineer Seimyo's Avatar
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    Coming Soon: The Heart Sutra, Kazuaki Tanahashi

    Came across this tonight. Something to look forward to.

    3/2014
    The Heart Sutra

    A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic of Mahayana Buddhism



    The first-century classic Prajnaparamita Hridaya Sutra may be the best known of all the Buddhist scriptures. Itís a key Zen text, chanted daily by many, but is studied extensively in the Tibetan tradition too. In just about thirty-five lines, it expresses the truth of impermanence and the release of suffering that results from the understanding of that truth with a breathtaking economy of language. Kazuaki Tanahashiís guide to the Heart Sutra is the result of a life spent working with it and living it. He outlines the history and meaning and then analyzes the text line by line in its various forms (Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Mongolian, and various key English translations), providing a deeper understanding of the history and etymology of the elusive words than is generally available to the nonspecialist, yet with a clear emphasis on the relevance of the text to practice. It includes a fresh, modern translation of the text by the author and Roshi Joan Halifax.

    http://www.shambhala.com/books/buddhism/zen-mahayana/the-heart-sutra.html

    明 Seimyō (Christhatischris)

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    Wonderful, thank you for the share Seiymo.

    Gassho
    Shingen
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    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    Fabulous news!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Gassho

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    Taigu, teacher at Treeleaf Sangha, was born in 1964, started Zazen early and received Shukke Tokudo in 1983 at age 18 from Rev. Mokusho Zeisler of the Deshimaru Lineage. Received Dharma Transmission from Chodo Cross in 2002. Now resides in Osaka, Japan.

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    Hello,

    just when I thought I never wanted to ever buy another book on the Heart Sutra

    Thank you very much for sharing the news.

    All the best and Gassho,

    Hans Chudo Mongen
    Chudo Mongen, Ordained Novice Priest-in-Training

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    Thank you Seimyo and, ditto what Hans said

    gassho, Shokai
    gassho, Shokai, still learning the way and knowing nothing
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    Thanks Seimyo. Sounds great! Looking forward to this one.

    Gassho

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    Yay, good news indeed! Thanks for pointing it out, Seimyo!

    Gassho,

    Timo
    no thing needs to be added

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    Cool, love his prose. Many thanks.

    gassho
    Shōmon

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    Any work by Kazuaki Tanahashi is recommended around here, sight unseen.

    The other "introduction to the Heart Sutra" we now recommend is by the great translator, Red Pine ...

    http://books.google.co.jp/books?id=b...gbs_navlinks_s

    ... on our recommended book list ...

    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...REELEAF-SANGHA

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Can't wait!!!
    Humbly,
    Seiryu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seiryu View Post
    Can't wait!!!
    Impatient for Emptiness! Hmmmm.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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