Ding-hwa HSIEH

Although its emphasis on seated meditation is rooted in Indian Buddhism, Chan Buddhism is a genuinely Chinese product. The goal of Chan practice is to attain a sudden awakening of one’s inherent Buddha-nature. Chan texts are well known for their iconoclastic, nonconceptual style, characterized by a unique form of intuitive, spontaneous “encounter dialogues” between Chan Buddhists.

Chan is a Mahayana Buddhist school that developed in the Tang dynasty (618–907 CE) and flourished in the Song dynasty

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:44-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Religion, Religion or Philosophy, Values and Worldview|Comments Off on Buddhism, Chan (Chánzōng Fójiào 禅宗佛教)|Chánzōng Fójiào 禅宗佛教 (Buddhism, Chan)

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