Guo Gu, a longtime student of the late Master Sheng Yen, presents an experiential look at the Chan practice of silent illumination. Silent illumination is a Buddhist practice that can be traced back not only to Huineng (638–713), the sixth patriarch of Chan, and other Chinese masters but also to the early teachings of the Buddha. In the Chan tradition, silent illumination is [...]
About Guo Gu
Guo Gu (Jimmy Yu) received inka from the late Chan Master Sheng Yen in 1995 and served as his assistant and translator until Sheng Yen’s death in 2009. He is the Sheng Yen Assistant Professor of Chinese Buddhism at Florida State University and the founder of the Tallahassee Chan Group. His new ebook is The Essence of Chan.