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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,…

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For a lot of people, Zen is different. You’ll need to make sure that you take some time off and be with yourself. The time that you spend alone is quality time, because everyone needs time to think about them and also about how they are affected daily. You need to make sure that you…

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A lot of people feel that if they practice Zen then there are better people, but this is not true at all. You’ll find that your mind can be filled with thoughts, worries, and feelings. It can be very difficult for others to handle, but life is filled with tests at times. If you really…

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A lot of people feel that it is so hard to do nothing, but it is sometimes good for the soul to take a break from everything. You will find that when you start lying around you’ll actually be able to regenerate energy and you’ll be able to relax and really enjoy life. Life is…

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Something that a lot of people don’t realize is that there is a different type ofthinking that comes with Zen practices. You will begin to discover new enlightenment and you will also be able to unleash some new dimensions of yourself. You will be able to gain a lot through the practices of Zen. You’ll…

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Zen is something that is not very well known to many people. If you are trying to think about this practice and what it is then you may have a hard time figuring it out. Zen means so much more than just some words. It is a great meaning and a way of life. The…

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General meditation practices can be broadly classified into two types – concentration oriented and insight oriented. Some of the examples of concentration based practices are chanting mantras, focusing the gaze on an object or flame or focusing on the breath. Zen-based meditation usually form the second group wherein the emphasis is more on becoming aware…

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You may not know this, but there are several techniques that are involved inmeditation. You’ll need to keep in mind that there are ways that you are going to have to move in order to find the right concentration, but you’ll also find that your state of mind is very important too. You’ll need to…