Huineng came upon two monks who were arguing. They were having a silly argument to try to prove how smart they were. They were watching a flag rippling in the wind. The first monk said, “The flag is moving.” The second monk said, “No, the wind is moving.” Huineng saw them having this ridiculous debate … More Introduction to Chan
Bodhidharma is credited with bringing the Zen tradition to China. His importance can’t be overstated. Here are some articles I wrote about him over the years The Legend of Bodhidharma Why Bodhidharma Still Matters Bodhidharma: Barbarian Master Bodhidharma’s 2 Entries
I’m a true believer. I think our true nature exists under layers of delusion. Because it’s our true nature to be enlightened, we can find it. This is what, I think, a serious study of Chan Buddhism, which in the west we usually refer to as “Chinese Zen” can bring to us. A Buddhism that … More What is Chan Buddhism?