Heart Sutra (Audio)

Part of the Matheson Trust Sacred Audio Collection

The Heart Sutra is often cited as the best known and most popular of all Buddhist scriptures. Its Sanskrit name Prajñaparamita Hridaya literally translates as “Heart of the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom.” It is most frequently chanted in the Chan (Zen), Shingon and Tibetan Mahayana Buddhist schools.

Heart Sutra (Chinese)

Chanted by the Venerable Monks of Fu Yan Buddhist Seminary of Taiwan.

Click here to download – 04:45 (4.6MB)

Heart Sutra (Japanese)

Recording from one of the Koyasan Jingang Temples in the Shingon Buddhist tradition.

Click here to download – 02:26 (2.3MB)

Heart Sutra (Tibetan)

Performed by Geshe Kunkhen. This overtone throat-singing is characteristic of some Tibetan traditions, reaching one of the lowest fundamental pitches of any of the world’s throat-singing traditions.

Click here to download – 06:23 (5.9MB)

Format: MP3.