The village was in a valley surrounded by mountains and grasslands covered with sheep. The villagers welcomed them in and shared their food. Though their dialect was incomprehensible to the Tibetans and Chinese, these country folk brought tea to their guests and treated them like royalty…
All the discourses of the Buddhas and patriarchs are words pointing to the mind
All of you! If you want to return to your homes, simply wake up to your true nature.
Let Go of Fire, by Ajahn Sumedho
The human habit of clinging to desire is ingrained. We in the West think of ourselves as sophisticated and educated, but when we really begin to see what is going on in our minds, it is rather frightening-most of us are horribly ignorant…
Samdhong Rinpoche talks about Tibetan Buddhism and meditation.
Samdhong Rinpoche was born in Kham, in eastern Tibet, a region known for its warrior tradition. He fled Lhasa in 1959, just after the Dalai Lama…
Jikji, printed 1377. Buddhist book of dharma teachings.
Jikji, the oldest existing metal-plate printed book, is composed of dharma teachings, hymns, eulogies, epitaphs, prose and poetry by the seven Buddhas, 28 Indian patriarchs, 110 Chinese Chan (Zen) monks and one Silla-era Korean monk.
Tudong: The Long Road North
Tudong: The Long Road North. Walk through England, in 1983 by Ajahn Amaro and Nick Scott.
Those who seek for the Tathagata should seek for the self. For “self” and “Buddha” are synonymous…
The life and adventures of a Chinese monk Hsüan-tsang
The life and adventures of a Chinese monk who made a 17-year journey to bring Buddhist teachings from India to China.