The Zen Gate is Straightforward

The Zen Gate is Straightforward

Short texts by Chan master and teacher of Dzogchen, Yogi Chen: Renounce Practices of Precepts, Meditation and Wisdom The Chan (Zen) gate is straightforward. No walking of devious path, no establishment of any path. Completely without path to proceed, completely...
Loving Without Conditions

Loving Without Conditions

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh said that, When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, Even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until see clearly that...
The Perfect Enlightenment Sutra

The Perfect Enlightenment Sutra

The Perfect Enlightenment Sutra is one of the most popular and influential sutras in Zen. It was held in the highest regards by some of the greatest Zen Master’s like Zongmi and Chinul. The sutra itself is twelve chapters and the introductory section describes...
What Am I Koan

What Am I Koan

“Do you have a Koan?” That was the first question Korean Zen Master, Venerable Hwasun Yangil Sunim asked me. I had heard about Koans before – mainly from books. I didn’t really think they were essential for Zen practice. But here I was, sitting...
What is Zen Chanting?

What is Zen Chanting?

Perceive Universal Sound This interview was first printed in The American Theosophist, May 1985 American Theosophist: What is Zen chanting? Zen Master Seung Sahn: Chanting is very important in our practice. We call it “chanting meditation.” Meditation...

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