‘Yours? If it’s yours alone, does it really matter?
Pointing at the moon, looking at the moon, I’m just an old traveler along the way.
RIP Harada Tangen Roshi 1924-2018. A simple, kind, happy man, who lived his teaching.
The Youming lu is a work that demonstrates Buddhist influence as it began to appear in Chinese narrative on a relatively large scale.
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)
Seeing this peaceful image, the idea came to me that l wanted to become someone like that Buddha, someone who could sit very still and calm…
This book provides a detailed biography with a focus on the influential historical writings he composed to defend Chan claims of a “mind-to-mind transmission” tracing back to the historical Buddha.
Short film about 5 minutes. Hakuin’s self-taught, spontaneous, yet masterly and inspired painting and calligraphy, just like his teachings and writings, expressed the mind and heart of Zen for monks and lay followers alike.