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.
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)
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…