Chan / Seon / Zen

Ordinary Mind is Tao

Mumon’s Poem: Hundreds of flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, The cool breeze in summer and snow in winter; If there is no vain cloud in your mind, for you it is a good season.

Cold Mountain: Chinese poet Han Shan

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)