Tuesday, February 23, 2016

What is pure awareness with Prajna Wisdom? and sunday morning meditation addition

In Chan meditation, the central function of practice is to apply Pure Awareness with Prajna Wisdom in every moment whether walking, standing, sitting, lying...But what is Pure Awareness? Awareness we can understand, but Pure??? In this case, it is best to use the description 'Non-abiding awareness'. We don't hang out in any structure of Dharma (teachings) or dharma (phenomena) form, whether it be thought, emotion,  sensation.

And not only do we not hang out (attach) to any form, we use Prajna Wisdom so we do not discriminate. There's no craving and no aversion. Pain in the knee? Don't care. Someone yelling at us? Don't care. Win a thousand dollars? Don't care. Lose a thousand dollars? Don't care.

And where does all this come from?  The Sixth Chan Patriarch, upon hearing a quotation from the Diamond Sutra, "Without abiding in anything, mind (illuminated) arises, lost all his self centeredness and entered the 3rd level of Chan Enlightenment: Complete Enlightenment. His foundation of his practice had been Non-abiding Awareness with Prajna Wisdom.

"At the very moment that all the mind's juggleries take a full rest, the prajna-wisdom manifests and simultaneously has an insight into ultimate emptiness" & "At that very moment, the skillful wisdom manifests from the self-nature of ultimate emptiness, and is simultaneously applied to all sentient beings for accomplishing liberation and establishing pure land."
Pics from the February 3 day retreat...the next 3 day will be May 13. 14. 15


This sunday the 29th, there will be a sitting from 9 am to 12pm  and coffee/tea afterward at 1460 Grieve Ave. in Courtenay. We will be sitting on the last Sunday of each month.
1.. MAIN WEBSITE: Cosmos Chan Zen Community at http://www.cosmoschan.org/
2. Master Cheng Yen in Facebook;
3. Listen to dharma talks with Gilbert Gutierrez http://dharmatalks.riversidechan.org/
4. Listen/download audio talks from the Tallahassee   Chan group at http://www.tallahasseechan.com/talks.html
5. the Western Chan Fellowship at  http://www.westernchanfellowship.org/
6. Questions?  Adrian at 250 650 9055; adrian2@shaw.ca and this blog http://comoxvalleyzenchan.blogspot.ca/

1 comment:

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