Five Foundations

Calming and Relaxing
Zen is a state of mind, a mind of calmness, stability, and clarity; a mind free of delusions and confusions; a mind in accord with true Reality. It is not a dull mind, but one full of infinite potentials. Such a mind is the source of wisdom; it is a state of true liberation and joy. To achieve the Zen state of mind, proper meditation practice is very important.

There is a very important question related to the practice of this method, which is calming and relaxing. The classical Buddhist theory calls calming and relaxing “entering into state”. During practice there is a factor deterring one from “entering into state”, which is the resisting mind. This method aims to eliminate the resisting mind and let the mind from the ordinary state enter the higher and deeper state. This method provides an effective way for the beginners to attain “entering into state”.

Meditation helps us to focus, calm down, become aware, and begin to see things as they are. A properly trained mind is one ready for Awakening.

Diamond Wisdom Finger Mudra Visualization Dharma
The second state of Zen meditation. Learn to ‘firm the seed’ through the state of motion and stillness, being and non-being, called ‘Dhyana’. Contains the Interflow of the Four Links, the Simultaneous Rotation of the Five Wheels, the Illumination of the Nine Suns, and the Observation of One Unified Body.

Dhyana Yoga Dharma
Although this is a foundation workshop, It is often recommended that one practices the other foundation Dharma meditations before beginning an intensive practice of this Dharma meditation.

The fourth state of Zen Meditation. Attain direct knowledge and insight into the ineffable using the Eight Word Heart Dharma. Tranquil Contemplation, or Diamond Yoga Method: Calm, Null, Sink, and Fall. Transcendental Meditation, the main content of Dhyana cultivation: Chan, Din, Know, and Wisdom/Insight.

Outer Qi Generating and Releasing Dharma
This method, the Outer Qi Generating and Releasing Dharma, has very profound meaning. It includes Buddha, Vajra, Arhant, and the mutuality of motion and position. The “Union of the Three Mysteries” can lead the practitioner to sense the mystery of Buddha Law, or Dharma, during practice. This method can bring forth an inner Qi-releasing movement in a very short time. Even more amazing, within approximately twenty minutes the practitioner can grasp the outer Qi generating and releasing method.

Self Regulating Cold Heat Dharma
What is the principle that keeps oneself insulated from the harshness of the environment? It is the purity and stillness of being, which the mind and heart join as one in neutrality, without thought or emotion of right or wrong, or non-judgment. In order to make the mind and the body repel all kinds of environmental conditions, no messy thought or emotion is allowed to give space to the attacks of the changing environment. Thus, with the mind pure and still, the body comes under the complete influence of the mind. With the mind clearly pure, the body turns clearly comfortable. Mind becomes formless, and body becomes according to the will. In fact, this is the meaning. The Walker goes through a mental change and a bodily change to adapt to the changing environment. If the mind is in complete stillness, then the body will not change as the environment changes.

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