The Great Prajna Paramita Sutra, Volume 2 by Naichen ChenTucson, AZ – February 26, 2018 — Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of The Great Prajna Paramita Sutra, Volume 2 , translated by Naichen Chen.  This book portrays a deep philosophical journey to help readers along the road to self-revelation.

Buddha taught The Great Prajna Paramita Sutra in sixteen assemblies in four locations over twenty-two years. It was recorded posthumously by his disciples in six hundred fascicles of approximately five million words and is regarded as the largest canon in Buddhism.

For the last decade, translator Naichen Chen has worked on this sutra, and it is the only complete English translation from the Chinese Da Bo Re Bo Luo Mi Duo Jing rendered from Sanskrit about 1,350 years ago by Xuanzang (Hsüan-tsang). This is the second volume in a multivolume set.

The Great Prajna Paramita Sutra is important not only because of its extensive teaching, but because it explains what the great bodhisattva, the great bodhisattva path of cultivation, and the great bodhisattva vehicle are.

It depicts, manifests, and provides guidance on how one should learn to become a bodhisattva—and eventually a Buddha—transcending self-interest to reach a state of emptiness, selflessness, and nonattachment. Regardless of where you are on the path to enlightenment, you will be nourished by its parables and dialogues.

For more information about the book, or to schedule an interview with the author, please call Mindy Burnett at 520-798-0888 x100 or email

About the Author:

Naichen Chen was a professor of philosophy, Buddhism, and education at universities in Taiwan and the United States. He served as the president of National Hua Lien Teachers College in Taiwan and the University of the West (formerly Hsi Lai University) in Los Angeles, California. He has authored essays and books on education, religion, and philosophy in both Chinese and English. He holds a PhD in philosophy of education from the University of Florida.

More About This Book:

The Great Prajna Paramita Sutra, Volume 2, ISBN 978162787820, was released by Wheatmark, Inc. on March 2, 2018. The book has 462 pages and is being sold as a trade hardcover for $49.95.

About the Publisher: 

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