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: A Conversation on Chan (Zen) Buddhism with Bill Porter. About 30 minutes
Those who understand the mind reach enlightenment with minimal effort. Those who don’t understand the mind practise in vain. Everything good and bad comes from your own mind. To find something beyond the mind is impossible…
We have to realize that life cannot be always easy and pleasant. Suppose there is a…
Short video (4mins): ‘An introduction to Zen’
There were two principal methods of self-cultivation which Bodhidharma taught.