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.
Chan / Seon / Zen
Shunryu Suzuki’s comments of the Sandokai. Short film (around 15 minutes).
Pointing at the moon, looking at the moon, I’m just an old traveler along the way.
Your voice and Buddha’s voice. That is what the Sandokai is talking about.
Not understanding the way before your eyes, how do you know the path you walk?
Neither seeking fame nor grieving my poverty
One is the Bodhisattva of the Great Path, The other the Patriarch of the Great Buddha. What evidence is there?
This last of the four Southern Song Academy masters is shown as providing a bridge between that tradition and the new kind of painting associated with Chan (Zen) Buddhism: why it was preserved almost entirely in Japan and scarcely at all in China. Film 72 minutes