Master Huineng, Sixth Patriarch of Chan 六祖惠能大師
The Sixth Patriarch Huineng, the master of Chan Buddhism, is a famous Chinese monk and Buddhist reformer, the actual founder of Chan Buddhism, and one of the few great thinkers in Chinese history. Since his time, Chan Buddhism has blossomed and prospered, masters have emerged in large numbers, and Chan schools have been established one after another, establishing a strong foundation and glorified vision for the future . Nanhua Temple in Shaoguan, China is the ancestral court of the Sixth Patriarch Huineng. The current Abbot Chuan Zheng learned that The Buddhist Association of Canada Cham Shan Temple is preparing to build the Four Great Sacred Buddhist Gardens in Canada, he specially made a bronze statue of the Six Patriarch and donated to Wutai Shan Buddhist Garden, Canada. He also presented a staff, a kasaya, an alms bowl and a rare copy of the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch to Cham Shan Temple. Pray that the teachings of the Sixth Patriarch will be rooted in Canada, and the spirit of Chan will be carried forward in North America.