Tynette Deveaux, editor of Buddhadharma, profiles the Chan Meditation Center in Queens, NY, founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen.
Ch’an Master Sheng-Yen was fond of telling students about the monk who put the Chinese character for “death” (si) on the dormitory ceiling.
With the death of Master Sheng Yen, Chan Buddhism lost a great teacher and its most prominent voice in the West.
Narayan Liebenson Grady went to Taiwan just before Master Sheng Yen died, hoping to see him one last time. She reports on his final days.
Dr. Jimmy Yu (Guogu), on behalf of Master Sheng Yen’s Dharma Drum Sangha, shares Master Sheng Yen’s last teaching: his death poem.
On February 3, 2009, the much-revered Chan Master Sheng Yen died on the way from the hospital to Dharma Drum Mountain. He was 79 years old.
In these seventeenth-century poems, women Chan teachers and senior students pay homage to the women who taught and inspired them.
Andy Ferguson journeys through China with author and translator Red Pine in search of the historical Bodhidharma and evidence of his original teachings.
The Huayan, or Flower Ornament Sutra, is not widely known in the West, yet it has had a profound and lasting impact on Zen and Chan Buddhism.
Master Sheng Yen surveys the path to enlightenment, explaining how it progresses and where its pitfalls are. Our intellectual understanding, our temporary realizations, even the exalted state of oneness—all must be dropped to realize the deepest emptiness, the highest truth.