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Coming Soon: Xinxin Ming: Song of the Truthful Mind (Third Zen Patriarch in China, Seng-ts’an)

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Our series on the Bhagavad Gita is on hiatus. Coming closer to home our new series on Seng-ts’an classic Ch’an Poem will now take center-stage. Perhaps no more singular-Ch’an text best breaks-down the core of all Ch’an teaching. As described … Continue reading

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Emperor WU´s Memorial Stele of Bodhidharma

Large Bodhidharma statue at Damo Lake, Anhui Province

On the north side and lower flank of the Bear Ear Mountain in Luoyang there is an old stupa. This is Bodhidharma´s burial stupa. [1] Some 100 meters away from the stupa is a Temple known as Kong Xiang (literally … Continue reading

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Digital Sabbatical

Will be taking a “digital-sabbatical” for a time; am presently getting into Andy Ferguson’s book, “Tracking Bodhidharma”, a most interesting—travel-log-type—account of the present day Cultural and Spiritual Renaissance of Ch’an/Zen in China; truly fascinating how many ancient Dharma-seat sites are … Continue reading

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