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Zen Buddhist Meditation

  Zen Buddhist Meditation   While there are a number of schools of Zen, this article will focus on the Japanese Soto sect teaching of shikantaza, or “just sitting” method of meditation, probably the most straight-forward example of Zen Buddhist meditation.   Early Zen in Japan   Buddhism spread from China to Korea in the […]

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Chinese Chan Buddhist Meditation

  Zuo Chan, Sitting Meditation   The first Chinese people to become interested in Buddhism were Daoists. These Daoists became the first converts to Buddhism in China. Over the next couple of centuries Sanskrit Buddhist works on meditation, enlightenment and the path of the bodhisattva were translated into Chinese. Chinese mystics adopted and adapted Buddhism […]

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Buddhist Insight Meditation

  The Buddha: Siddhartha Gautama   The Buddha’s meditation is a way of life, a religion, rooted in the simple act of sitting calmly and being awake to reality. The Buddha was born Prince Siddhartha Gautama probably in the sixth century BCE into the Shakya clan, which is why he is sometimes referred to as […]

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