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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.

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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.

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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…..

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The Mind Dharma of the Sixth Patriarch

a collective talks during the intensive retreat.

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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.

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Wu Ming Exposes Ignorance

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

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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.

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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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