Topics: The Chinese people’s faith in Guanyin Bodhisattva

Chinese people consider Guanyin Bodhisattva as the closest Bodhisattva to them. According to Lotus Sutra and Great compassion Dharani Sutra, it is an easy and encouraging practice to recite his holy name, which brings to mind of kind compassion or loving-kindness. He responds to all requests for help, and relieves people’s suffering when they recite his name and prays sincerely.

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Topics: The Methods of Meditation

The methods of meditation are not only methods of Chan practice but also the best way to calm the mind and achieve meditative concentration. Especially the sitting meditation facilitates equanimity of mind.
People can meditate counting their breath or reciting the Buddha’s name. Mindful breathing simply requires us to be aware of our breathing without controlling it, and will naturally bring forth a clear and calm mind. Fulltext Reading with Video Clips: The Methods of Meditation

Topics: Eight-Form Moving Meditation:

Dharma Drum’s Eight-Form Moving Meditation was developed by Master Sheng Yen of Dharma Drum Mountain as a means of allowing people living stressful and busy lifestyles to enjoy some of the benefits of Chan meditation. The system, based on many years of practice and personal experience, has incorporated the essence of Chan meditation into a series of simple physical exercises. In addition to physical exercise, practice of the Eight Forms helps you relax your body and mind, so that you can develop a healthy body and a balanced mind.

Dharma Drum’s Eight-Form Moving Meditation is a set of easy-to-learn exercises that can be practiced almost anywhere and at anytime. This system of “meditation through motion” is beneficial to both body and mind, and once acquired through diligent practice, can be performed whether walking, standing, sitting or reclining, so that you are aabout/2_how to enter concentration.jpglways mindful of being relaxed in body and mind. By practicing the Eight Forms, you will always be composed and at ease, and at every moment enjoy the bliss of meditation and the joy of the Dharma. More Videos... and Fulltext Reading with Video Clips:Eight-Form Moving Meditation

Topics: Meditative Concentration

The spirit of Chan is stability, simplicity and tranquility. Meditative concentration is the unification of mind and thoughts. So we can pay attention to very fine details and know clearly at every movement. When we can create more Chan spirit in our daily lives, just like the living Chan, then we can have our lives more wisely and fully. Fulltext with Video Clips: How to Enter Meditative Concentration

Topics: The True Meaning of Emptiness in Nature

The consciousness-only theory in Buddhism is a study of psychological analysis, which analyzes the mind in great detail. Ego, in Buddhism, is a tendency to cling to an illusion and is constantly changing, and so it is a false or delusory self. Buddhism advocates no-self, a true self that is free of any kind of attachment and realizes emptiness, meaning neither existence nor non-existence. More Videos... and Fulltext Reading with Video Clips:The True Meaning of Emptiness in Nature

Topics: Development of True Self

The stages of progress from having a "self" to no-self, or the no-mind of Chan. Starting from self-understanding, one acknowledges one's strengths and weaknesses, with the end goal of dissolution of the self through continuous improvement and growth. More Videos... and Fulltext Reading with Video Clips:Development of True Self

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