The aim of Chan is to live life with wisdom and compassion through
the realization of interconnectedness with all things. 

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What is Chan?

Remembering Master Sheng Yen, our teacher's kindness:


"In the infinite time and space, I will go wherever I am needed."

"Chan is that when everyone of us can return to our original kind and joyful mindset of wisdom and compassion."


Common Endeavor of Buddhists

Have faith in the Buddha, follow the Dharma, respect the Sangha;
The Three Jewels are a bright lamp shining throughout eternity.
Uplift the character of humanity
And build a pure land on Earth
Being grateful, repaying kindness: this is first;
Benefit others and you benefit yourself.
Foremost is to exert your wholehearted effort
Without measuring more or less.
Kindness and compassion have no enemies,
And wisdom engenders no vexations.
The busy make the most of time;
The diligent enjoy the best of health.
In broadly sowing the fields of merit,
Why fear any hardship or rebuke?
Those who give selflessly are blessed;
Those who do good deeds are happy.
In every moment feel the joy of the Dharma,
And abide in the bliss of meditation.
Recite “Guanyin Bodhisattva” everywhere
And chant “Amitabha Buddha” without end.

Practitioners' corner

Our practitioners sharing their precious reflections forward, to you...

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