Hsingyun.org is dedicated to promoting and distributing quality translations of Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s English texts. Venerable Master Hsing Yun is a prolific writer and has authored over one hundred books on how to bring happiness, compassion, and wisdom into daily life. On Hsingyun.org, you can browse through his biography and English texts, as well as read and listen to his prayers, weekly Dharma, and monthly booklets, etc. online and even download them for free.
Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s works in English are translated by Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center. On FGSITC.org, you will find numerous booklets and Buddhist sutras in a variety of translated languages. These are all available to read online or download for free, and you can request copies for you and your organization through the website as well.
So long as the root is not rotten,
a flower can still bloom in a wasteland;
so long as the heart is not defeated
one can still survive a hopeless moment.
Venerable Master Hsing Yun grants voices to the objects of daily monastic life to tell their stories in this collection of first-person narratives.
The Heart Sutra is a short sutra, commonly chanted individually or in groups, that contains the core teachings on prajnaparamita, or the “perfection of wisdom.” The sutra is short, at only 260 Chinese characters. Included is an English translation of the sutra’s meaning, followed by the Chinese characters and their pronunciation
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