How to do Zen/Chan Meditation by Master Hsuan Hua

Here’s some instruction by one of the great Masters of Chan/Zen meditation, Master Hsuan Hua – who was a certified Patriarch of Chan Buddhism by the great Master Hsu Yun.

Translated by Dharma Master Heng Sure.

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    • Recite Namo Amitofo over and over again as a daily practice until your mind becomes calm – you want to enter the samadhi of recitation, where you become one with the recitation. This in itself is a form of meditation that you can do nearly anywhere. Once you gain some skill in that, you can use that as your shamatha base for Chan investigation into finding out the answer to the question, “Who exactly is it that is doing this recitation of the Buddha’s name? What is it that is reciting?” – but this is really advanced, so just stick to reciting the Buddha’s name first and attain some skill.

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