Tag Archives: China

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

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

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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