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.

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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 always 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.

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.

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