The Zen Gateway is delighted to present a new translation of a seminal Chinese Chan (Zen) text by Randolph Whitfield.
Records of the Transmission of the Lamp, vol. 1: The Buddhas and Indian Patriarchs.
In the following article Mr Whitfield outlines the historical and political setting of its composition as well as its...
Upagupta is said to have been the spiritual teacher of the Indian King Asoka, who was a great patron of Buddhism (around the 3rd century BCE). He is best known for his conversion of Mara, the Buddhist Evil One.
The Dhammapada is one of the oldest collections of sayings of The Buddha. The collection of 423 verses appear in the Pali Canon and arise from specific stories during the teaching life of the Buddha. Each verse reflects the Buddha's response to the s