The intention of the staff and faculty of Blue Cliff College is rooted in the very name itself.
"Blue Cliff" is taken from an ancient Zen text,
"Blue Cliff Records", containing dialogues
between Zen Masters and their students. "Blue Cliff" has come to symbolize the role of
the teacher in
bringing personal knowledge and insight to a student, while simultaneously
kindling the flame of his or her personal development and personal awareness.