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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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Tozen: Dharma from the other shore…3


  Master, please explain the difference between Enlightenment and practice [of it],…and the difference between Prajna and Prana?” “I am busy doing exactly that! Don´t you have eyes and ears? “What do you mean?” ” The hand cuts, and the … Continue reading

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Bodhidharma’s teacher, Prajnatara

The following is a recent Tozen teaching on Bodhidharma’s Teacher, Prajnatara: “In Chinese and Japanese Zen history, Prajnatara is depicted as a man. But there is strong evidence that Prajnataraactually was a woman, a great Mahayana yogini from southern India … Continue reading

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