This epic historical fiction novel opens 507 A.D. with a young man named Sardili born of the warrior caste in Sardili realizes that he would rather seek enlightenment than follow his family's military legacy and sets out on a life-long quest for truth and wisdom. Sardili becomes the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma, known as Da Mo in China. He travels throughout India, brings Buddhism to China, and single handedly establishes the Shaolin Temple as the birthplace of Zen and the Martial Arts.

A Sudden Dawn 2010, YMAA Publication Center, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9781594391989

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