Edward A. Burger's forthcoming documentary "One Mind" has finished filming and is now in post-production. The film examines life in a Chinese Chan (Zen) monastery.
Mr. Burger's previous work includes the film "Amongst White Clouds," which provided an introduction to the Chinese Buddhist hermit tradition.
These film projects were inspired in large part by Bill Porter's book Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits, which chronicled Porter's travels searching for Buddhist and Daoist hermits in the Zhongnan Mountains. More recently, he wrote a book called Zen Baggage, which chronicled his pilgrimage to sites associated with the earliest Zen Patriarchs. Porter is most well-known as a translator of Chinese Buddhist texts under the nomme de plume Red Pine.