Patron Kings Part XII: Emperor Wu of Liang

China has a long and glorious connection with Buddhism. It is the country where Ch’an (Zen) took root and where much of the now world-renowned Buddhist-inspired art and culture flourished and grew. There are accounts of the teachings reaching the country as early as...

Patron Kings Part IX: Gene Smith and TBRC

When E. Gene Smith was asked how he managed to single-handedly gather together a tremendous amount of the Tibetan literature that had been dispersed during and after the events of 1959, he replied simply, “Karma, I guess.” It’s not that Gene is at a...