Bill Porter

BILL PORTER (Red Pine) was born in Los Angeles in 1943 and attended graduate school at Columbia University. An acclaimed translator, his published works include four major Buddhist texts: The Lankavatara SutraThe Platform SutraThe Diamond Sutra, and The Heart Sutra. He is also the author of Zen Baggage and Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits. He has lived in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and has traveled extensively in China, visiting Zen temples and seeking out hermits. He now lives in Port Townsend, Washington.

He is the author of:

The Silk Road: Travels from Sian to Islamabad
South of the Clouds: Travels in Southwest China
Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits
South of the Yangtze: Travels Through the Heart of China