How to enter meditative concentration?

The spirit of Chan is concentrating the mind on a single thought and cultivating awareness of our actions.


Application of Letting Go in Daily Life

Human beings always hope for increase. Real addition means that, while one may be gaining more fame, status, power, and wealth, one should also grow in merit, wisdom, and compassion. Otherwise, it ...

Simple and Easy Ways of Practicing Chan for People Who Lead Busy Lives

Chan practice is in everyday activities; our daily lives can be a time and place of spiritual practice. It all comes down to whether the mind is stable, whether our minds and bodies are unified, an...

Why can't Buddhist monks and nuns wear regular clothes

Monastic attire helps monastics keep a dignified image and helps both monastics and laity remain mindful of their conduct. So it's absolutely not a good idea for monastics to wear lay clothes w...