The development of Zen Buddhism in Japan, and its two main schools seen through two representative figures.
A history of Japanese Buddhism from its introduction to the 13th century.
An introduction to the life and works of Xuanzang and the schools of Chinese Buddhism.
A look at the protests by self-immolation that swept over Tibet during the last decade.
A record of the search for the 17th Karmapa and his instalment in Tibet, made years before his escape to India.
A look at the works of the great Chinese ch’an artist Mu-xi, and his work, which now only survives in Japan.
A look at the Chinese calligraphic arts that have been preserved in Japan, and their influence on Japanese culture.
A look at the building of the Xuan Zang Memorial Centre near Nalanda, and the cooperation between China and India to complete the project.
A look at the development of ink painting in Japan after its introduction from China and its relationship to western art forms.