Basics of Sitting Chan Meditation

The Chinese term “zuo chan” (zazen) was in use among Buddhist practitioners even before the appearance of the Chan (Zen) School. Embedded in the term is the word “chan,” a derivative of the Indian “dhyana,” which is the yogic practice of attaining samadhi in meditation. Literally translated, “zuo chan” means “sitting chan” and has a comprehensive and specific meaning. The comprehensive meaning refers to any type of meditation practice based on the sitting posture. The specific meaning refers to the methods of practice that characterize Chan Buddhism.

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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.

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Free Books for Download

Tea Words – Volume Two

Tea Words is archived edition of Master Sheng Yen’s early teachings in the West. It contains 50 selected articles published in two volumes. It speaks of the attitude one should have to practice Chan correctly.

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Tea Words – Volume One

Tea Words is archived edition of Master Sheng Yen’s early teachings in the West. It contains 50 selected articles published in two volumes. It speaks of the attitude one should have to practice Chan correctly.

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Why Take Refuge in Three Jewels

This booklet is for those who have already read about Buddhism, practiced some of the teachings, found them useful, and now wish to proceed further on the path.

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Establishing Global Ethics

Religious issues have always been one of the major causes of international conflicts. In this book, Master Sheng Yen proposed the formation of shared global ethics and values through interfaith dialogues.

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The Effects of Chan Meditation

‧The Wealth of Chan Meditation
‧The Precious Human Body
‧Scientists, Views on Meditation
‧Ensuring a Healthy Body and Mind
‧Cultivating a Strong Character
‧From a Balanced Body and Mind
  to a State of Liberation

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In the Spirit of Chan

‧In the Spirit of Chan
‧The Origin of Chan
‧Bodhidharma's Two Entries
  and Four Practices
‧Chan:The Gateless Gate

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Chan Practice and Faith

‧Chan Practice and Faith

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The Dharma Drum Lineage of Chan Buddhism

‧My Commitment and Life’s Mission
‧Inheriting the Past and Inspiring
  the Future
‧The Dharma Drum Lineage of
  Chan Buddhism
‧About the Author:Master Sheng Yen

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