THE CHAN SEMINARY DHARMA SERIES


THE CHAN DHARMA SERIES FOR BEGINNERS


               
                                            THE ORIGINAL AND COMPLETE FOUNT OF ZEN                                             

CHAN BUDDHA - DHARMA

      大菩提太虚  机禅林门
   

THE COMPLETE CHAN BASIC UNDERSTANDING


                      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 
        


                           


                                 SPECIAL DHARMA INDICES 
                THE IMPORTANT CHAN  DHARMA TEACHINGS
      


     
                     

                 There are Ten Series of Teaching Four of which which will be encountered below.
   
                      They are presented in a an Order that will allow a planned advance.




         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 show 
                                    You shall know all that you are like to know.                                                                                        

      
                                                                                                              Shan jian


This text comes from the Midsummer Night's Dream. If you, like the arrogant nobles within this great work of Shakespeare, think that the simple mind without scholarship,  because puntuation 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