The Heart Sutra, known and loved by Buddhist practitioners and non-practitioners alike, is one of the best-known Buddhist scriptures. The Heart Sutra presents the condensed essence of all the teachings on the Prajnaparamita, which is the perfection of transcendent wisdom, the view of emptiness. In the first half of Emptiness: The Essence of the Heart Sutra, the eminent Buddhist scholar Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche leads us, stanza by stanza, through the Heart Sutra. In the second half, Khen Rinpoche further explains the importance of emptiness.
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche is one of the three senior khenpos officiating at the Namdroling Monastery in southwest India. Khen Rinpoche has studied and practiced the profound teachings of Dzogchen (the Great Perfection) under the guidance of several great Dzogchen masters and has received all the major transmissions of the Nyingma tradition from His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. He has been authorized by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche to transmit the Palyul lineage and Buddhist teachings and to give personal instructions to his disciples.
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