When your life takes the shape of a question, says Guo Gu, then you have entered the practice of huatou.
As our world consistently changes, Rebecca Li explains how we can feel true freedom when we learn to live every moment as a new experience.
In “China Root,” David Hinton invites the reader to reexamine Zen through its roots in Taoist teachings. Here, he takes a Taoist lens to the idea of “Buddha” itself.
Randy Rosenthal interviews the award-winning translator, whose new book, “China Root,” goes deep into the Taoist origins of Chan (Zen).
How do we as Buddhists meet the challenges of our time? Joan Sutherland says an answer lies in the teachings of two great Chan masters.
The legendary founder of Zen in China famously taught a dictum long-regarded as the taproot of Zen, “Point directly at the human mind, see its nature, and become Buddha.”
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold tells the story of Prajnatara, the 27th “patriarch” of Indian Buddhism — who is believed to have been a woman.
Before you fully embark on the path of the bodhisattvas and buddhas, says Sheng Yen, you must first practice the four steps to magical powers.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, Buddhist teacher Guo Gu explored human violence through the lens of the three poisons.
Working with thoughts is a central practice in Buddhism. But what does that mean exactly? Are we truing to stop thoughts or not? A Chan Buddhist view.