Guam Buddhist Sangha

American Humanistic Buddhism

FAQ: What is Ch’an? May 30, 2011

Filed under: FAQ — memeandbojo @ 9:57 pm

Called Zen in Japanese, Ch’an refers to the religious discipline aimed at tranquilizing the mind and getting the practitioner to devote himself to a quiet introspection into his own inner consciousness. He is made to feel an interest in things above the senses and to discover the presence of a spiritual faculty that bridges the gap between the finite and the infinite. When he is thoroughly disciplined, he can keep a serenity of mind and cheerfulness of disposition even amid the world of turbulent activity. – Venerable Master Hsing Yun


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