A biographical sketch of Bodhidharma along with an introduction to his essential teachings. The first part narrates his life story. The second part of the trilogy delves deeper into his teachings. The final part explores Bodhidharma’s links with martial arts and healing traditions of India, China and Sri Lanka.
This second part of the trilogy on Bodhidharma, goes deeper into Bodhidharma’s teachings, including the two methods Bodhidharma taught for entering the Way. We shall also see how Bodhidharma’s teachings fit within the broader context of various Mahayana methods.
In this the first of a trilogy on Bodhidharma (Damo/Pútídámó in China and Daruma /Bodaidaruma in Japan), a sketch of his life and instructions is presented
Awakening beyond bias and concepts, into the naked and traceless nature of one’s awareness that sees reality as it is. One reaches there by letting go of Self and wiping out even the traces of awakening. All things are awakened. A teaching based on the Zen Master Dogen’s Genjōkōan
A short teaching on how to discover the brilliant expanse of one’s own mind through the correct generosity and the correct meditation. (based on a quote from Bodhidharma)