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Attaining the way : a guide to the practice of Chan Buddhism

Author: Shengyan
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This landmark guide to the practice of Chan Buddhism includes texts from the great living Chan master Sheng Yen, as well as material by three key ancestors of his lineage, going back to medieval times: Yuanyun Jiexian, Boshan Yuanlai, and Xuyun. Though the texts were written hundreds of years apart, they are all remarkably lucid and are perfect for beginners or experienced practitioners today. All the main points of
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shengyan
ISBN: 1590303725 9781590303726
OCLC Number: 69013113
Description: xxviii, 238 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Exhortations on investigating Chan / by Boshan [Yuanlai] --
Discourse on Chan training / from the records of Yuanyun Jiexian --
The essentials of Chan practice / by Xuyun (Empty Cloud) --
Attaining the way / from retreat talks by Sheng Yen.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Sheng Yen.
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This landmark guide to the practice of Chan Buddhism includes texts from the great living Chan master Sheng Yen, as well as material by three key ancestors of his lineage, going back to medieval times: Yuanyun Jiexian, Boshan Yuanlai, and Xuyun. Though the texts were written hundreds of years apart, they are all remarkably lucid and are perfect for beginners or experienced practitioners today. All the main points of spiritual practice are covered, from philosophical underpinnings to the.

Methods of practice, how to approach problems and obstacles, and how to bring the practice into every aspect of life.

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