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RESOLVING ANXIETY - THE CHAN BUDDHIST WAY

Dharma Drum Vancouver Centre invited David Listen, currently a counselor at a non-profit organization in New York, to a monthly public talk on Saturday, March 20, 2021 on how to use Chan Buddhist practices and perspectives to deal with anxiety. 

Wisdom from the Shurangama Sutra in Daily Life

Rebecca Li’s lecture, “Wisdom from the Shurangama Sutra in Daily Life: Contemplating Our Sensory Experiences “, is an example of Rebecca’s ability to relate, what at first seem complex and abstract Buddhist concepts, to regular day to day life. 

Trinity Western University Inter-Religion Seminar

Venerable Chang Wu was invited by Trinity Western University to participate in a religious seminar held for its doctoral students. There, she had discussions with the representatives of Christianity, Sikhism, and the Indigenous Peoples.

 
 

FREE BOOKLETS

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MASTER SHENG YEN

By the time of his death in February 2009, Chan Master Sheng Yen was recognized as a pre-eminent spiritual leader.  A traditional master of Chinese Buddhism, he was a lineage descendant of both the Linji and Caodong schools of Chan.

THE DHARMA DRUM LINEAGE OF CHAN BUDDHISM

This booklet is a compilation of six discourses delivered by Master Sheng Yen, include the Master's vision of the mission of Dharma Drum, and the aim of Dharma Drum Lineage of Chan Buddhism.

ORTHODOX CHINESE BUDDHISM

As a long-time monk, scholar, and founder of monasteries in Asia and North America, Master Sheng Yen is uniquely qualified to explain the correct — therefore "orthodox" — beliefs that have guided Chinese Buddhism for over 1,500 years. 

IN THE SPIRIT OF CHAN

“In the Spirit of Chan” is a concise survey of the origins and development of Chan Buddhism, and an introduction to the essential principles and perspectives of Chan Buddhist theory and practice.

ZEN & INNER PEACE VOL 1

Life is Chan, and Chan is Life.

  • Development of Self

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Attachment and Jealousy

  • Temptation and Desires

  • The Workplace

ZEN & INNER PEACE VOL II

Life is Chan, and Chan is Life.

  • Business and Leadership

  • The Art of Work

  • Right Understanding of Chan Practice

  • Chan Meditation

  • Chan in Everyday Life

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TEA WORDS VOL I

Tea Words is archived edition of Master Sheng Yen's early teachings in the West. It contains 50 selected articles published in two volumes. It speaks of the attitude one should have to practice Chan correctly.

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TEA WORDS VOL II

Tea Words is archived edition of Master Sheng Yen's early teachings in the West. It contains 50 selected articles published in two volumes. It speaks of the attitude one should have to practice Chan correctly.

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CHAN PRACTICE AND FAITH

Many people think that Chan practice depends solely on their own efforts, requiring self-reliance, while those who practice by reciting the Buddha’s name depend solely on external help. Both of these views are incorrect.

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SETTING IN MOTION THE DHARMA WHEEL

Shakyamuni Buddha first expounded the Four Noble Truths to five of his fellow monks nearly 2,500 years ago. It was the first teaching that he presented after his own profound enlightenment. 

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WHY TAKE REFUGE IN THE THREE JEWELS

Buddhism values our intelligence and our own choices in life. It encourages us to cultivate wisdom and compassion to the fullest extent and to be responsible for all our actions.

THE SIX PARAMITAS

Practicing to attain wisdom (prajna) requires stabilizing the mind (samadhi) through understanding the teachings. Study and practice, like prajna and samadhi, are thus intimately connected.

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MEETING OF MINDS

On May 1st through the 3rd, 1998, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Venerable Chan Master Sheng Yen presented In the Spirit of Manjushri: the Wisdom Teachings of Buddhism, at the Roseland in New York City.

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THE BUDDHA MIND, UNIVERSE AND AWAKENING

A Dialogue between Master Sheng Yen and Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell. Among Dr. Edgar Mitchell's many accomplishments, the most important one is that he was the sixth person to land on the moon. 

ENCOUNTERS WITH MASTER SHENG YEN I

Stories of Master Sheng Yen’s everyday life.

  • Venerable Guo Yuan 

  • Venerable Guo Guang

  • Venerable Guo Fang 

  • Venerable Chang Kuan 

  • Venerable Chang Yuan 

ENCOUNTERS WITH MASTER SHENG YEN II

Stories of Master Sheng Yen’s everyday life.

  • Venerable Guo Dong

  • Venerable Guo Hui

  • Venerable Guo Xing

  • Venerable Guo Qi

  • Venerable Guo Qi

 

BOOKS BY CHAN MASTER SHENG YEN

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FAITH IN MIND

Issue Date 2015/10/1

The Supreme Way is not difficult If only you do not pick and choose. Neither love nor hate,

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THE WORLD OF CHAN

Issue Date 2015/1/3

This book is a collection of 29 articles. Most of them are edited transcripts of the lectures by Chan master Cheng Yen given both in the East

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CHAN AND ENLIGHTENMENT

Issue Date 2014/2/1

"This book is not Chan itself, but it attempts to convey the readers some of the messages about Chan. " The author of the book, Chan

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THINGS PERTAINING TO BODHI

Issue Date 2010/1/1

The Thirty-seven Aids to Enlightenment are a set of fundamental teachings of Buddhism in the form of a list.

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SHATTERING THE GREAT DOUBT

Issue Date 2009/1/1

Huatou is a skillful method for breaking through the prison of mental habits into the spacious mind of enlightenment.

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FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW

Issue Date 2008/1/1

In this landmark memoir, a renowned Buddhist master traces his spiritual journey against the panoramic story of China from the pre-

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THE METHOD OF NO-METHOD

Issue Date 2008/1/1

Here is a spiritual practice uncomplicated enough for anyone to learn, yet rich enough to be worked with for a lifetime.

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THE POETRY OF ENLIGHTENMENT

Issue Date 1988/4/1

For the masters of the Chan tradition, poetry was a form of creative expression, but even more than that, it was 

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ATTAINING THE WAY

Issue Date 2006/1/1

This is an inspiring guide to the practice of Chan (Chinese Zen) in the words of four great masters of that tradition. It includes teachings from

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GETTING THE BUDDHA MIND

Issue Date 2005/1/1

”In meditation, we go from phenomena to emptiness by progressively voiding our mental states”. This sentence from Getting the

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SONG OF MIND

Issue Date 2004/1/1

"No words can explain enlightenment," says the seventh-century Zen classic Xin Ming, or "Song of Mind," yet, paradoxically, this poem is a

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ILLUMINATING SILENCE

Issue Date 2002/1/1

This book provides a rare opportunity to explore and understand the practice of a Chinese Zen Retreat and a fascinating first hand

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THE SWORD OF WISDOM

Issue Date 2002/1/1

The Sword of Wisdom is a penetrating commentary on the Song of Enlightenment, a famous Chan text that speaks of proper

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ZEN WISDOM

Issue Date 2002/1/1

Zen, in Chinese, is Ch’an In Zen Wisdom, renowned Ch’an Master Sheng Yen, speak to his students’ questions about Practice,

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HOOFPRINT OF THE OX

Issue Date 2001/1/1

Revered by Buddhists in the United States and China, contemporary Master Sheng-yen shares his wisdom and teachings in this first

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THERE IS NO SUFFERING

Issue Date 2001/1/1

The Heart Sutra, just over a page long, distills the teachings of the Buddha to their purest essence. 

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LIBERATED IN STILLNESS AND MOTION

Issue Date 2017/1/4

"Many masters in the history of Chinese Chan Buddhism emphasized practice as daily living. Whether monastic or lay, ....

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DHARMA DRUM

Issue Date 1998/1/1

Here is an ideal guide to the practice of Chan Buddhism by a great modern teacher. Part One presents Master Sheng Yen’s lively, 

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COMPLETE ENLIGHTENMENT

Issue Date 1997/1/1

Complete Enlightenment is the first authoritative translation and commentary on The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment, a central

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A JOURNEY OF LEARNING AND INSIGHT

Issue Date 12015/3/26

During his long career as a monk, teacher of Buddadharma, and founder of monasteries, meditation centers, and educational institutioN