“Vegetarianism is the sign of a compassionate mind. When we cultivate compassion, blessings and merits increase, and good health will come naturally.”
— Grand Master Wei Chueh
Review & Reinforce
Review past lectures and refresh your memory
- Facing this pandemic, what should we do to safely get through it?
- Facing this pandemic, what should we do to safely get through it? (Complete Version)
- Contemplate Impermanence to Realize the True Mind
- Freedom from Suffering
- Purity of The Six Roots Is True Freedom
- Awaken the Mind to See Its True Nature; Seeing the True Nature, One Becomes a Buddha
- Zen (Chan) and Daily Living
- A Harmonious World
- Dharma Talk From Seven Day Meditation Retreat For Abbots And Abbesses
- Chan And The Life Of Wisdom
- Vegetarianism and Buddhism
- Graditude – Recognizing, Appreciating and Repaying Kindness
- Four Tenets of Chung Tai
- Dealing With Prosperity And Adversity
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“When The Mind Is Pure, The Land Is Pure.”
During this difficult time, it is easy to feel restless and impatient. We might consciously or unconsciously manifest feelings of suspicion and intolerance towards others. However, we can replace these negative emotions with tolerance and caring through understanding how difficult it is for those who are infected.
Let our compassionate hearts bring forth healing, starting with our kind thoughts and tolerance. We can mindfully chant the sutras and meditate to pacify and purify our minds. Let’s dedicate the merits of our cultivation to world peace and wish for everyone to be free from suffering. ⚖︎
A Harmonious World
The Buddha Dharma purifies the mind. Purifying the mind is the foundation of a harmonious world. Practicing and spreading Buddhism is the realization of purifying the mind, achieving a harmonious society, and a harmonious world.
Purity of the Six Roots Is True Freedom
Awaken the Mind to See Its True Nature; Seeing the True Nature, One Becomes a Buddha
Freedom from Suffering
The purpose of Zen practice is to help us transcend life and death and attain liberation from suffering. In order to obtain true liberation, we must first reflect on, examine, and realize what we cannot see through and let go.
Contemplate Impermanence to realize the true mind
Where there is life there is death; where there is achievement there is failure; only this mind is fundamental and infinite. By contemplating birth and death we will realize the state of “no birth or death.”
What does "Misfortune-Dispelling and Blessings Mantra" mean?
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The ancient says, “The old man lost his horse. How could one tell it was not a blessing?” A situation may appear to be bad, but it may not be bad necessarily. Understanding this principle, if we can be patient and persevere no matter when happens, we will be able to change our life.
Chung Tai Lineage
Grand Master Wei Chueh, the founding Patriarch of Chung Tai Chan Monastery, continues the Linji lineage of Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhism and brings the thousand-year-old wisdom to the modern world. He tirelessly paved the road for decades with the vow that everyone who wishes to benefit from Buddhism has the chance.