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 by Ch’an Master Sheng Yen: read more

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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] read more

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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 being reconstructed and are visited daily by thousands of devotees. I also concur with Mr. Ferguson’s position that Bodhidharma is not just some fanciful and mythical persona espoused by many postmodernists, but was an actual living and breathing historical person and force that shaped the spiritual landscape of China for centuries to come. read more

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