Master Sheng-Yen

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Magazine Personal Reflections

The Wanderer

Master Sheng Yen has dedicated his life to spreading the teachings of Chan Buddhism in China and in the West. In this excerpt from his new autobiography, Footprints in the Snow, Master Sheng Yen tells the story of his arrival in New York and how he learned to live without a home. After I resigned […]

By Master Sheng-Yen

Magazine

Incomparable You

Ch’an Master Sheng Yen comments on two lines of the beloved sixth-century poem the Hsin Hsin Ming, or “Faith in Mind,” by the third Zen patriarch, Seng Ts’an.

By Master Sheng-Yen
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Magazine Teachings

Being Natural

Let it go and be spontaneous, Experience no going or staying. Accord with your nature, unite with the Way, Wander at ease, without vexation. The most important thing in practice is to be natural and spontaneous. Being natural does not mean neglecting everything. It requires careful attention. In meditation, you should sit in a natural […]

By Master Sheng-Yen
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