Meditation & Practice

What is Meditation?
One of the great advantages of sitting meditation is that you can take it with you wherever you go. Whether Read more.
Development of Mahayana’s Four Universal Vows
While the Four Noble Truths explain the phenomena of the universe, the Buddha expounded on them mainly as a guide Read more.
Repentance
It is only through loving-kindness and compassion that we can find room in our hearts to forgive others. It is Read more.
Transformed by the Precepts
The Buddhist precepts are here to protect us from wrongdoing, lead us away from what is bad, and towards what Read more.
The Stages of Counting the Breath
Master Zhiyi’s “six wonderful methods” describe four different kinds of specialized breathing: bellowing winds, broken panting, low-pitched breathing, and internalized Read more.
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.