How Westerners differ from Asians in practicing Chan and applying Chan to their lives

Chan got to the West after World War II mainly attributed to two systems of Japanese Zen, advocated by Kyozan Joshu Sasaki and Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki respectively. Although Westerners approach Chan somewhat differently than Asians do, they both appreciate its physical and mental benefits for their lives. 


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How to break our attachment to life and death?

If we can face and accept our mortality by applying the concept of impermanence, and always prepare for it, we will be more detached when we or our loved ones die, and therefore suffer less.

The relationship between Chan Buddhism and Chinese culture

Chinese culture and Chinese Buddhism influenced each other and are inseparable.  Ancient China, influenced by Confucianism and Taoism, was a rather humanistic and naturalistic society, so Budd...