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Kinda road movie plus historical overview plus detective story. Interesting and informative, though sometimes monotonous.Published 4 months ago by Vlad
This is an excellent story of Bodhidharma's life in China told in context of the author's journey in China to find relevant temples. Read morePublished 6 months ago by RPA
Ferguson is a non-presumptuous, appreciative, non-dramatic traveler, following the ancient footprints of his Zen tradition across the mighty but often politicized landscape of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Brian Griffith
A vain, horribly written story of a man chasing a ridiculous thesis.
Never mind that people far more qualified (and who clearly have better Chinese than he) have... Read more
Rarely does an author cut through the mist of confusion and ignorance as does Andy Ferguson in this book. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Peter Prasad
It's a somewhat pleasant overview of China and chinese buddhism through the author's lenses, but I was expecting more content on bodhidharma and the early Chan doctrine. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
As I read this great book, I often felt that I was actually traveling around China with Andy. The book was worth reading from an historical point of view and also from the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kozen
A unique mixture of modern travelogue, historical detective mystery, and personal spiritual discomfort. A "cold case" 1500 years old told in first person. Read morePublished 20 months ago by William Branch