When: Thu., May 20, 7:15 p.m. 2010
Bodhidharma: Legend and History Bodhidharma is the great mythic founder of Chan/ Zen, who traveled from India to China in the sixth century. Andy Ferguson will talk about his current researches and forthcoming book about Bodhidharma, including recent Chinese research on the historical Bodhidharma, and his fabled encounter with Emperor Wu. Andy Ferguson is author of Zen's Chinese Heritage. Andy has spent much time in China researching classic Chan/ Zen sites and conferring with Chinese scholars of Chan. Andy also leads tours of Chinese Zen sites for Zen practitioners. See: [www.southmountaintours.com].