Dave The Seeker wrote:Well I guess from what I've read, it seems Chan seems to be more like Gelug or other Tibetin traditions. Referring to The Buddha, Bhodisattvas and Dharma protectors.
Where what I've read of Zen the former of the three don't seem to be as prominent as in Chan.
If you research Zen texts and philosophy, and art, you will find the Buddhas, Bhodisattvas and Dharma protectors. In contemporary practice of Zen, particularly in the West, these are rarely discussed and not
a focus of practice. Thus, you won't see or read much about them. Practice differences from Ch'an, as Huseng noted, are the biggest differences.