OPEN THE CHAN DHARMA GATES


          
                                            THE ORIGINAL AND COMPLETE FOUNT OF ZEN                                             

CHAN BUDDHA - DHARMA

      大菩提太虚  机禅林门
   

                      The Perfect Path for the Ordinary man, as one with the dusty world,
                      having a constant Well Being and Harmony with all living Creatures
                      and with the supporting Environment. Thus he becomes a Man of Dao
                                                                               
     THE ORIGINAL AND COMPLETE FOUNT OF ZEN 
        

                                        
   
CHAN AWAKENING 

 NATURAL CHAN DHARMA

PURE EXPERIENCE : EMPTY MIND


                                 SPECIAL DHARMA INDICES 
                THE IMPORTANT CHAN DHARMA TEACHINGS
      
                  
                   
                                     
                                 THE CHAN HOME STUDY SERIES
                                 THE CHAN HOME STUDY SERIES - ADVANCED
                                 THE CHAN SEMINARY DHARMA SERIES
    THE COMPLETE CHAN CONTEMPLATIONS               
        
     


        Non-form is to be separated from form even when associated with form.

                                   No-thought is not to think even when involved in thought.

Non-abiding is the original nature of man.

                                                                                                           Huineng  






                     

                 There are ten Series of Teaching which will be encountered below.

                 The First Four are presented as the 

                 The remainder make up   THE COMPLETE CHAN CONTEMPLATIONS 







         Welcome to the Chan and Dao Seminary Teachings 

             I can say no more as a welcome than the great bard, who declared:

                                                    If we offend, it is with our good will. 
                                                    That you should think, we come not to offend, 
                                                    But with good will. To show our simple skill, 

                                                    That is the true beginning of our end.
                                                    Consider then we come but in despite. 
                                                    We do not come as minding to contest you, 

                                                    Our true intent is. All for your delight 
                                                    We are not here. That you should here repent you, 
                                                    The actors are at hand and by their sho
 
                                                   You shall know all that you are like to know.                                                                                        

      
                                                                                                              Shan jian


This text comes from A Midsummer Night's Dream. If you, like the arrogant nobles within this great work of Shakespeare, think that the simple mind without scholarship, because punctuation runs astray, or because there is no eloquence in what is said, has little to say and is ignorant, then you too are in their same boat, drowning within Samsara.  Let us examine this text as it comes from the "heart" of these people, in the play within the play, who are simple artizans.


"We do not mean to offend for we come with good will.

You should think that we come not to offend, but with good will to show simple skill.

This is the true beginning and our end. Consider that we come not in argument. 

We do not come in order to contest what you deem correct.

Our true intent is for your delight. We are not here so that you repent our presence

The actors are at hand and by their show you shall know all that you are able to learn"
.

                  SO WE PRESENT OUR SIMPLE DHARMA SKILL AND THEREBY SHOW ALL THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO LEARN.




                                       

                                  

   

         
     
     
         An introduction to the problem and the solution

                                     
   



         



 

   For most people a prior preparation opens
       the door to a flexible and open mind.   








           
 
   
       
  We hope to teach you how to reach inside and touch
     the rich heritage of the true human creature  




     


          

  
    
   
   That Survival is a subtle and natural balance
      that is greater than an Egocentric combat        
      




    

   
                    

                  
      
 
                Being an understanding of Duality
                              and its Elimination 






        




 







             Discovering the complexities 
                        of Identity Delusion









       
   

                
       
    

 Being the Dharma Path to the Light of Awakening








        




             

        Awakening through Meditation 
      or Awakening through Knowledge
       

     



                  
     

 


    The fool who knows of his ignorance, indeed, 
                  
  through that very consideration becomes a wise man.

   But the conceited fool who considers himself  learned 

               is, in fact, rightly called a fool.


       
  
            



   
            
           The most important teaching for those
        who are seriously upon the Dharma Path








     







    Ku-xin-Shan    NINETTE DIANE OBADIA

  
   THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED AND UNDERSTOOD THE FIRST SEMINAR SERIES

ARE INVITED TO CONTINUE WITH DILIGENCE THE FOLLOWING SET OF TEACHINGS

                        
    OUR IMPORTANT TASK IS TO RECOVER THE ORIGINAL DHARMA PATH  COVERED OVER BY THE WEEDS OF 

            MODERN  PROGRESS GENERATING EXPEDIENT MEANS AND THE GLOBALIZATION OF A STAINED MIND


THESE TEACHINGS ARE FOR ALL THOSE WITH COURAGE, MATURITY AND SENSITIVITY, WHO SEE A NEED TO 

REDISCOVER THE NOBLE HUMAN BEING WHO IS IN HARMONY WITH LIFE AND ALL THAT SUPPORTS IT 

 




     
   
             
                           






  
        
     
                                          THE DHARMA JOURNEY CONTINUES

                   
                            
                                            




    

      




     
 



  
   
                                                         SOTO ZEN

                                                                                    RINZAI ZEN

                                                                                    OBAKU ZEN

                                
    
          



            
          The Following Series consist of  THE COMPLETE CHAN CONTEMPLATIONS               
        








                   CHAN RECOVERED TREASURES

        




                
            


                          
                      IMPORTANT DHARMA UNDERSTANDING
    
                              


         
    




                  REVITALIZATION MEDITATIONS
      
       
    
                 
  

                         


       
                                                            CHAN AWAKENING

                                        



                                                                   

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                             CONSCIOUSNESS  
      
           
      
                 
  










       
            

                             Jingtu zong (Pure-land)                     Cheng-shi zong (Cheng-se)

                       Huayan zong (Hua-yen, Garland)            San-lun zong (Three Shastra)

                            Tiantai zong (T'ien-t'ai)                  Fashang zong (Dharmalaksana)


        Jingtu zong, like Chan, emphasizes the Contemplation aspects.

 Tiantai and Huayan, using Contemplation, emphasize philosophy with varying degrees of complexity. 

                       



  THE TRUTH LIES BEYOND THE LAST CONCEPTUALIZATION

    LIBERATION THEN BEGINS WITH THE FIRST NO-MIND FORAY AWAKENING
           THE SILENT LANGUAGE OF NON-COGNITIVE EXPERIENCES
 
   










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