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Aug 20

Chan Buddhism

Chan (traditional Chinese: 禪; simplified Chinese: 禅; pinyin: Chán; abbr. of Chinese: 禪那; pinyin: chánnà), from Sanskrit dhyāna (meaning “meditation” or “meditative state”), is a Chinese school of Mahāyāna Buddhism. It developed in China from the 6th century CE onwards, becoming especially popular during the Tang and Song dynasties. Chan is the originating tradition of…

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Aug 20

Zen

Zen (Chinese: 禪; pinyin: Chán; Japanese: 禅, romanized: zen; Korean: 선, romanized: Seon; Vietnamese: Thiền) is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that originated in China during the Tang dynasty, known as the Chan School (Chánzong 禪宗), and later developed into various sub-schools and branches. From China, Chán spread south to Vietnam and became Vietnamese Thiền,…

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Aug 20

Zen Beliefs

For a lot of people Zen is a religion. Often people wonder how Zen can be an religion when it is something that you experience rather than belief in. The fact is, that you can believe in Zen and believe in yourself as part of a religious belief. Just because you are a Christian doesn’t…

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Aug 20

Zen and You

A lot of people think that Zen and Buddhism go hand in hand. However you have to see that the two concepts are actually very different. You’ll find that they have become very popular and also have influenced millions of people around the world. There are a lot of Zen Buddhists who live in Japan,…