Free Literature

The Effects of Chan Meditation

Chan is a school of Buddhist meditation and also known as Zen. The aim of Chan is to live life with wisdom and compassion through realization of our interconnectedness with all things.


Chan Practice and Faith

Many people think that Chan practice depends solely on their own efforts, requiring self-reliance, while those who practice by reciting the Buddha’s name depend solely on external help. Both of these views are incorrect.


The Six Paramitas

Buddhism can be approached by studying the teachings and by practicing the teachings. It is not always easy to distinguish between the two…..


The Mind Dharma of the Sixth Patriarch

a collective talks during the intensive retreat.


The Meaning of Life

In the journey of life – from birth, old age, to death – every person plays different roles. All of them are duties or ethical relationships shared between people.


Wu Ming Exposes Ignorance

This booklet is a dialogue between Master Sheng Yen and Jet Li on the topic of ignorance.


The Bodhisattva Precepts

We sincerely hope that this commentary on the bodhisattva precepts will provide the reader with a clear understanding of their meaning, as well as the inspiration to integrate these teachings into their lives.


Meeting of Minds

This a discourse of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Venerable Chan Master Sheng Yen which was designed to promote understanding among Chinese, Tibetan, and Western Buddhists.

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