From the once-secret oral tradition of Song Shan Monastery, known in the west as the Shaolin Temple, Reverend Venerable John Bright-Fey presents for the first time the revealed sermons of Ta-Mo, the founder of Zen. When Indian Buddhism migrated to China at the beginning of the first millennia, it met the established Chinese philosophy of Taoism. When the two collided and intermingled, Zen was born. The creation of Zen, known as Ch'an to the Chinese, changed Buddhism into a unique method of profound and sudden awakening that transformed Chinese artistic, intellectual, and spiritual society. Designed to be a stand-alone text of instruction as well as an accessible introduction to this philosophy, the "Whole Heart of Zen" takes readers into the core of Zen, revealing its authentic essence and spirit. This keepsake and giftable format is designed for years of pleasure for the owner. Reverend Venerable Bright-Fey, with his gift for making the complex understandable, makes it possible for anyone to enter the Budd.