Its most characteristic Chinese form, Ch'an
, scraps the scriptures, despises language, and relies instead on an intuitive "direct transmission" between heroic "patriarchs" and roshis, "Masters," who radiate instruction through their very beings.
was formulated at the Shaolin Temple which is the first Ch'an
Buddhist Temple in the world.
For details on these definitions, see Hsieh, "A Study of the Evolution of K'anhua Ch'an
in Sung China: Yuan-wu K'o-ch'in (1063-1135) and the Function of Kung-an in Ch'an
Pedagogy and Praxis" (PhD diss.
Lethal ingestion of Chinese herbal tea containing ch'an
The Foundling" is a novel of three individuals looking for their own place in Ch'an
, also known as Zen in Japanese.
I could talk Buddhism and Taoist roots and zen's founding incarnation in China as ch'an
Liberating Intimacy: Enlightenment and Social Virtuosity in Ch'an
Tibetan rDzogs chen is a philosophical and meditative teaching in Tibetan Buddhism that parallels Ch'an
in Chinese Buddhism and Zen in the Japanese Buddhist tradition, and was the first of the various religious traditions to be formed in Tibet.
He later spent a college semester in Taiwan with the aim of studying Ch'an
(Zen) Buddhism in its original language and context.
For a long time I've admired the classic Ch'an
painting, "Six Persimmons," and, as I considered it, I had the idea that a sequence could delineate, at six different stages, a parabolic curve of ripening.
A man who was deeply influenced by Ch'an
(Zen) Buddhism and provides unique insights encapsulated by succinct language.
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mo at 770-936-9926 or visit www.
One of the recent Chinese arrivals, a former Ch'an
Buddhist practitioner, works with Ines to create a spirit garden that reveals to her and her followers the secrets of life for which her Catholic education and her exposure to Shoshone beliefs served as ideal preparation.
Chen argues that Liu Tsung-yuan's conceptualization of the tao (the way) as benevolent government was anchored by an egalitarian concern for the common populace and affected by Ch'an
The Chinese treated the disease with ch'an
su, the dried skin of the common toad.