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Approaching Chan, Part 3: The Methods of Lingji’s Huatou and Caodong’s Silent Illumination
Master Sheng Yen's innovations in Chan Buddhism
Uploaded 23 Sep 2016
The Lion Hut of Empty Cloud
A tribute to a respected master
Uploaded 17 Jun 2016
Dharma Art as a Way of Being
The transformative impact of Dharma on living and on art
Uploaded 18 Dec 2015
<i>Patrons and Patriarchs</i> – Book Review
Tracing the emergence of Chan Buddhism in China
Uploaded 20 Nov 2015
Deconstructing Daruma
Understanding Daruma as an expression of Zen philosophy
Uploaded 30 Oct 2015
<i>Buddhistdoor View</i>: A Tale of Two Sanctuaries
St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153) was an astute observer of the psychology of religious donors. He saw how they found churches or cathedrals of splendid design and beauty irresistible and how
Uploaded 17 Apr 2015
Zen and the Art of Tea Drinking—an Exhibition at the Freer
There is a painting in the Freer Gallery of Art’s current exhibition, Zen, Tea, and Chinese Art in Medieval Japan, that beautifully symbolizes the remarkable cultural exchange and synthesis that
Uploaded 18 Feb 2015
My Chan Story
I was born into a middle-class family in North London in 1955. I have mild dyslexia, so even though I got into grammar school I only did well in math and carpentry, and left just before my 15th birthd
Uploaded 16 Jan 2015
Pristine Pure Land Buddhism: My Final Choice
An Easy Path for Uncultured People   I first approached Buddhism as a philosophy in 1988, when I was searching for the truth about life and the universe. Over time, however, my interest changed from
Uploaded 7 Nov 2014
A Retreat at Zhen Ru Chan Monastery
Zhen Ru Chan Monastery Cloud Abode Mountain Jiangsi Province China 2012 Thursday, 8th November I woke up in a cold, simple but clean room to the sound of heavy rain at 3.45 as my alarm clock went o
Uploaded 30 Apr 2013
A Review of the Buddhist History and Current State of Buddhism in China
Editor's note: This feature was first published in the now-retired Bodhi Journal, Issue 3, April 2007. IntroductionThe efflorescence of Chinese Buddhism reached its summit during the Tang dynasty (618
Uploaded 17 Apr 2013
A Tour of China - A Series (1)
Editor’s note: Eric Johns is a lay Buddhist who was born in North London in 1955. He left school at 14 and made handcrafts for a living while travelling with horse drawn gypsies until the age of 28. H
Uploaded 27 Feb 2013
Koan or Huatou in Chinese Chan Buddhism
Introduction   Koan is a Chan case study that is to be intuitively contemplated to awaken Gnosis. It may be formatted in the forms of story, dialogue, question and statement. Gnosis is self-discover
Uploaded 31 Jan 2011
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