Returning Home follows Chan Master Guo Jun, author of “A Special Transmission” in the current issue of Tricycle, as he practices and shares his insights at the Dharma Drum retreat center in Pine Bush, New York. Chan Master Guo Jun is abbot of Mahabodhi Monastery in Singapore and teaches internationally. He is the youngest dharma heir of Chan Master Sheng Yen (1930–2009) and served from 2005 to 2008 as abbot of the Dharma Drum retreat center. Guo Jun is a native of Singapore, where he was born in 1974, and he received his full monastic ordination in Taiwan in 1998. He is a lineage holder in the Chan, Xianshou, and Cien schools of Chinese Buddhism. The film instills a sense of Guo Jun’s unique wisdom and the character of the Chinese Buddhist tradition to which he belongs.


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