Bodhidharma Foundation of America

16530 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 205
Encino California 91436

Description of Organization

The Bodhidharma Foundation of America’s mission is to promote the understanding of Zen and the appreciation of Bodhidharma as its founder by creating productions and fundraising activities to support Zen in all its forms. Our first production, “The Legend of Bodhidharma,” is a 30 minute documentary about the founder of Zen’s journey from India to China and of the spread of his teachings ultimately to the West. The film also depicts the relevance of Zen in modern American life through the dramatic portrayal of a young attorney’s transformation as he learns to meditate.

Grant(s) Awarded

In 2004, a grant in the amount of $75,000 was awarded to Bodhidharma Foundation of America in support of a film, “The Legend of Bodhidharma“, an educational and entertaining story about an American lawyer who learns about the power of Zen and meditation to better his life. The material was supported by interviews with top Zen masters. and images of extraordinary Zen artwork from one of the largest collections in the U.S.