gary ruschman | heart sutra

Suitable for all English-speaking practitioners to use on a daily basis, these pieces are single-line and harmonized versions of the well-known Heart Sutra ("sutra" means words or teachings of the Buddha). The text is recited or chanted daily by countless Buddhists, and is part of daily prayers of many Mahayana Buddhist monastics.


The English title Heart Sutra is a shortened version of its title The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom, which in Sanskrit is Bhagavati prajñā pāramita hridaya