Short film: A Conversation on Chan (Zen) Buddhism with Bill Porter. About 30 minutes
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In this humorous and informative talk, Red Pine takes us on a journey from the time before China began, through the ages, and the development of Taoism and Buddhism.
Han Shan wrote poems for everyone, not just the educated elite. A man free of spiritual doctrine, it is unclear whether or not he was a monk, whether he was a Buddhist or a Taoist, or both. It is not even certain he ever lived, but the poems do. Short film (about 30 minutes)
Book review: There have been many translations of this short text over the years, but this is a completely fresh look and the translator comes up with some rather unique conclusions.