Red Pine

Red Pine
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Red Pine (aka Bill Porter) is one of the world's leading translators of Chinese literary and religious texts. After dropping out of a Columbia University Ph.D. program, Red Pine moved to a Buddhist monastery in Taiwan; he eventually became a popular radio journalist in Hong Kong, famous for his descriptions of traveling around mainland China.

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Clouds Should Know Me By Now

Buddhist Poet Monks Of China
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Collected Songs of Cold Mountain

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First  partially translated for the West by Gary Snyder in the late 1960s, these wonderful poems were written 1,200 years ago on the rocks, trees, and temple walls of China’s Tientai Mountains.

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$22.95 CAD
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Diamond Sutra

The Perfection of Wisdom Text and Commentaries
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Zen Buddhism is often said to be a practice of “mind-to-mind transmission” without reliance on texts—in fact, some great teachers forbid their students to read or write.

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$27.95 CAD
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Finding Them Gone

Visiting China's Poets of the Past
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To pay homage to China's greatest poets, renowned translator Bill Porter—who is also known by his Chinese name "Red Pine"—traveled throughout China visiting dozens of poets' graves and performing idiosyncratic rituals that featured Kentucky bourbon and reading poems aloud to the spirits.

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Heart Sutra

The Womb of Buddhas
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The Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. It has had the most profound and wide-reaching influence of any text in Buddhism. This short text covers more of the Buddha’s teachings than any other scripture, and it does so without being superficial or hurried.

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Lankavatara Sutra

Translation and Commentary
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Having translated The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra, and following with The Platform Sutra, Red Pine now turns his attention to perhaps the greatest Sutra of all. The Lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen.

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$26.95 CAD
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Lao-tzu's Taoteching

With Selected Commentaries of the Past 2000 Years
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Lao-tzu’s Taoteching (a pithy 81 verses sagely guiding us in life essentials / the essence of Chinese civilization) is an essential volume of world literature, and Red Pine’s nuanced English translation—now revised, retranslated, and published with the Chinese text en face—is one of the bestselli

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Mountain Poems of Stonehouse

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The Zen master and mountain hermit Stonehouse—considered one of the greatest Chinese Buddhist poets—used poetry as his medium of instruction.

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Platform Sutra

The Zen Teaching of Hui-Neng
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The Platform Sutra occupies a central place in Zen (Ch’an) Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers. 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.

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Poems Of The Masters

China's Classic Anthology of T'Ang and Sung Dynasty Verse
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