The Thirty-seven Aids to Enlightenment are a set of fundamental teachings of Buddhism in the form of a list.
In this landmark memoir, a renowned Buddhist master traces his spiritual journey against the panoramic story of China from the pre-Communist era to the present.
Huatou is a skillful method for breaking through the prison of mental habits into the spacious mind of enlightenment.
Here is a spiritual practice uncomplicated enough for anyone to learn, yet rich enough to be worked with for a lifetime.
This is an inspiring guide to the practice of Chan (Chinese Zen) in the words of four great masters of the tradition.
Written while the author was on solitary retreat in Taiwan, Orthodox Chinese Buddhism was Master Sheng Yen’s response to many questions he received about Chinese Buddhism.
“No words can explain enlightenment,” says the seventh century Chan classic Xin Ming (Song of Mind), yet paradoxically, this poem is a masterpiece of expressing what cannot be expressed in words.
A wonderful introduction to Chan Buddhism. Throughout this book there are detailed descriptions of the seven day retreat: the schedule of each day, practice, posture, meals, interviews.