Books by Huineng

The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng

The Platform Sutra occupies a central place in Zen (Ch’an) Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide. It is often linked with The Heart Sutra and The Diamond Sutra to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for centuries. However, u...

Not One Single Thing: A Commentary on the Platform Sutra

Shodo Harada

Explore the seminal Platform Sutra, with one of the greatest living Zen masters as a guide.

A lodestone of Zen Buddhism, the Platform Sutra presents the life, work, and wisdom of Eno, or Huineng, the fascinating and much-loved seventh-century Sixth Patriarch of Chines...

The Sutra of Hui-neng, Grand Master of Zen: With Hui-neng's Commentary on the Diamond Sutra (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

Thomas Cleary

Hui-neng (638–713) is perhaps the most beloved and respected figure in Zen Buddhism. An illiterate woodcutter who attained enlightenment in a flash, he became the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen, and is regarded as the founder of the "Sudden Enlightenment" school. He is the supreme exemplar of the f...

The Wisdom of Huineng, Chinese Buddhist Philosopher: The Platform Sutra and Other Translations

Chu Dongwei

For a non-Chinese and non-Buddhist like me, Chu Dongwei's version of Huineng comes as a revelation. Chu's lucid prose and verse translation of the great sage in my view opens us to what ultimately we cannot know but must always seek: the understanding of the nature of reality and of the ground of be...

The Platform Sutra of Huineng (Talk 5)

#huineng - White Hashtag 20oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Carabiner

Strap it to your bag and go! This white water bottle comes with a carabiner to strap it to anything you need on the go. Carabiner colors may vary....

#huineng - Hashtag White Outer & Black Inner Ceramic 1.5oz Shot Glass

When you are feeling saucy and you need something to say it without saying it, grab this shot glass and fill it with your favorite liquid. It should be alcohol but if that is not your fancy, do as you please....

After Many Autumns: A Collection of Chinese Buddhist Literature

John Gill
Susan Tidwell
John Balcom
Master Hsing Yun
Emperor Shunzhi
Master Hongyi
Master Lianchi
Su Shi
Li Yu
Master Dongshan Liangjie
Bai Juyi
Master Huineng

Carved on wood and stone and traced across the sky, Buddhism has a long tradition of expressing the tranquility, challenges, and beauty of spiritual life in writing and art. After Many Autumns collects over two hundred of the most well-known and beloved works of Chinese Buddhist literature in...

The Platform Sutra of Huineng (Talk 4)

The Diamond Sutra and The Sutra of Hui-neng (Shambhala Classics)

The Diamond Sutra, composed in India in the fourth century CE, is one of the most treasured works of Buddhist literature and is the oldest existing printed book in the world. It is known as the Diamond Sutra because its teachings are said to be like diamonds that cut away all dualisti...