Daily Zen Library
The Secrets of Chinese Meditation
Lu K'uan Yu 1964 Lu K’uan Yu
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.