Returning Home

A short film with Chan Master Guo Jun

Returning Home follows Chan Master Guo Jun, author of "A Special Transmission" in the current issue of Tricycle, as he practices and shares his insights at the Dharma Drum retreat center in Pine Bush, New York. Chan Master Guo Jun is abbot of Mahabodhi Monastery in Singapore and teaches internationally. He is the youngest dharma heir of Chan Master Sheng Yen (1930–2009) and served from 2005 to 2008 as abbot of the Dharma Drum retreat center. Guo Jun is a native of Singapore, where he was born in 1974, and he received his full monastic ordination in Taiwan in 1998. He is a lineage holder in the Chan, Xianshou, and Cien schools of Chinese Buddhism. The film instills a sense of Guo Jun's unique wisdom and the character of the Chinese Buddhist tradition to which he belongs.


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robertomainetti's picture

vey nice, thank you

Shubhangi Karnik's picture

Very beautiful! Something indescribable has flown into our hearts through the visuals and the speech!
Thank you.

Dominic Gomez's picture

Nice preparatory introduction to the teachings present in the Lotus Sutra!

gerry_yancey's picture

The beautiful transmission of spiritual discovery is a wonderful feeling. Thank you for reminding me and allowing me to travel back into my mind as we are one. _/|\_

worthmoremusic's picture

_/l\_ Thank you for this stunningly beautiful transmission.... Less is more !

caryl.s's picture

Thank you. Profound in its simplicity. And what a beautiful smile!

Stephen's picture

Beautiful. Brilliant. Delightful. Thank you for this special 'transmission' Tricycle.

nanaMont's picture

Beautiful short film. I appreciated the description of his "awakening" in the forest. Very powerful imagery, too.

singsterily's picture

"Finally you have returned home. Nothing special, nothing extraordinary. It is just so ordinary", this was so impactful.