Meditation & Practice

Steady Progress
If you keep your practice steady, morning and night, summer and winter, there is nothing you can not do and Read more.
What is Chan?
Chan is meditation throughout our lives. When we live with Chan, the taste of food and feel of clothes will Read more.
The Significance of Breathing
In the Sutra of Forty-Two Sections, the Buddha asked his disciples, “How long is one’s life?” One of the monks Read more.
The Humanistic Buddhist Practice of Meditation
   In life, it sits without lying down   In death, it lies down and does not sit,   A pile of Read more.
Live Well Through Observing the Precepts
Observing the precepts is the concrete manifestation of compassion and the bodhisattva path. Read more.
The Four Bases of Mindfulness
Meditation is not about sitting quietly with your eyes closed—this is just one method for developing meditative concentration. What matters Read more.
Lamp Offering
Photo from Hsi Lai Temple Offering lamps at Buddhist temples and stupas is a common practice. The Flower Adornment Sutra Read more.
Make Buddha Images in This Very Mind
Why should people create Buddha images? Did the Buddha really want everyone to make images of him and worship his Read more.
Five Precepts: Freedom of the Heart
Venerable Master Hsing Yun Many of us think that after undertaking the precepts life will become a matter of you-can’t-do-this Read more.
Sitting Meditation
Venerable Master Hsing Yun Though sitting meditation was given to us from the ancient past it is a way for Read more.