88 Buddhas Sutra

88 Buddhas Sutra

88 Buddhas Sutra   The¬†following sutra, commonly referred to as the 88 Buddhas, is typically recited after evening class on odd numbered days at the Shaolin Temple. On even days, the Amituo Jing (Amitabha Sutra) would be recited. There are many sutras, and there...
Heart Sutra Translation

Heart Sutra Translation

The Heart Sutra English Translation   When Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara practised the deep Prajnaparamita, he saw that the five skandhas were empty; thus he overcame all ills and suffering. “O Sariputra! Form does not differ from the void, and the void does...
Story of Bodhidharma

Story of Bodhidharma

Bodhidharma   Shaolin monks and disciples follow a unique practice among Buddhists in that they greet each other using only their right hand. This greeting is a tradition which dates back to Da Mo and his disciple, Hui Ke. In 495 AD, the Indian monk Ba Tuo, or...
Chan Buddhism

Chan Buddhism

Chan Buddhism   Before I was born, who was I? After I am born, who am I? Respect yourself, and everyone will respect you. Understand yourself, and everyone will understand you. There are mirrors all around you: Strive to see and understand yourself. Strive to...