Zen Baggage, a pilgrimage to China by Bill Porter (2009)
Porter is not a new-age Buddhist; he is a true practitioner. He has translated Chinese and Sanskrit Buddhist poetry and sutras into English. His knowledge of Zen is extraordinary and far exceeds many of the so-called proponents of Zen amongst us. In this book, he goes on a pilgrimage to sites all over China that bear the footprints of the first six patriarchs of Zen. He does not indulge in hearsay, myth or folklore, the wisdom he offers is empirically based.