Daily Zen Library


The Secrets of Chinese Meditation

The Buddhist meditation master Lu K'uan Yü (Charles Luk), born 1898 in Canton, translates long extracts from classics on Chinese meditational practices, including a chapter from the Surangama Sutra that describes 25 basic meditational methods.  The Ch'an training for controlling the mind is given in a series of practical instructions by ancient and modern Ch'an masters.  Detailed suggestions for practicing the vital T'ien T'ai systems for calming the mind and developing insight follow in a first translation of Chih I's sixth century classic Samatha –Vipassana for Beginners.  Two chapers devoted to Taoist Yoga are included.

Daily Zen Tokonoma

Unadorned and awaiting your own small vase of flowers or statue.... "...if you go into a noon tea on some irritatingly hot summer day, you may discover in the darkened coolness of the tokonoma a single lily in a hanging vase; dripping with dew, it s...

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