"A special transmission outside the sutras, no dependence upon words and letters, direct pointing to reality, seeing into one's own nature and realizing Buddhahood." -- Bodhidharma, founder of the Zen lineage. "Your search among books, sifting and shuffling through other people's words, may lead you to the depths of knowledge, but it cannot help you to see the reflection of your true Self. When you have thrown away all your conceptions of mind and body, the original person will appear." -- Dogen, founder of the Soto Zen lineage in Japan. --------- Here you will find sutras, words, letters, books, and other people's words about Zen.
An aesthetic Zen haven with a humorous touch. Offers inspirational daily quotes, complimentary monthly e-journal, and an extensive collection of Buddhist-themed e-cards.
An academic research institution devoted to the study of Zen Buddhism, serving the needs of researchers, students, teachers, and practitioners of Buddhism. 48.000 character Chinese character database. The IRIZ is located at the Rinzai-affiliated Hanazono University, Kyoto, Japan.
Visually rich, funny, intuitive, basic introduction to Zen. Produced by Kodai-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan.
Excellent resource for information on teachers, schools, lineages, Zen names, Zen sutras and other writings.
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