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It is very happy that we Vietnamese soon know the essence of pure Zen Buddhism. Vietnamese people soon realized the great benefits in many aspects of life of Zen Buddhism, the highest being to help practitioners achieve a realistic perception of the reality of all things, and to penetrate the truths of life.

Since Buddhism was introduced into Vietnam, Buddhism has been clearly defined by our people Vietnamese Buddhism Being able to integrate into life into practice is the way to practice the meditative lifestyle. Taoism is explained by Zen master Mau Tu in Article 4 of the Ly or commentary: “At home, one must be filial to parents, when going out in society, help the country for the people, when sitting alone, one must practice self-cultivation.”

It is this meditative lifestyle, when entering into reality the life of each Vietnamese person, that has contributed with the whole nation to a glorious feat: ending 1000 years of Chinese feudal domination, ushering in an era of independence. The independence of a mighty Dai Viet nation defeated the Mongols 3 times in the Ly – Tran dynasties, establishing an era of peace and global integration from the milestone of victory in the spring of 1975. North and South reunited as one. .

Thoughts on Zen learning in Tran Thai Tong’s “Non-Lucent Course”

This curriculum, Introduction to Vietnamese Zen Studies, was born as a result of many years of teaching and research experience of Dr. Thich Phuoc Dat, Dr. Thich Hanh Tue and Dr. Thich Nu Thanh Que, on the basis of inheriting the works of the Ton Duc and the predecessors.

And so Vietnamese Buddhism, with its core being Zen Buddhism, has become the ideology that illuminates the path of every Buddhist in Vietnam since the opening of Zen Buddhism. In the 3rd century AD, since Zen master Khuong Tang Hoi officially translated Zen sutras and taught meditation methods, at Luy Lau Buddhist Center, laid the foundation for Vietnamese Zen learning, then the Zen sects followed for the first time. in turn were enlightened and passed on in our country, specifically in the 6th century, the Bhikkhuni Zen sect was born and passed on for 19 generations; In the 9th century, the Vo Ngon Thong Zen sect was born and has been passed down for 17 generations; In the 11th century, the Thao Duong Zen sect was born in the 11th century; In the 13th century, the Truc Lam Zen sect, founded by Buddha Emperor Tran Nhan Tong, was born, affirming the role and position of Vietnamese Zen Buddhism in the historical flow of Vietnamese Zen Buddhism, followed by the Cao Dong and Lam Te Zen sects. continue to propagate the Diem custom in the spirit of Vietnameseization in Vietnamese meditation halls. Up to now, Vietnamese Zen studies have had a history of more than 2000 years.

Despite the ups and downs along with the upheaval of the Vietnamese nation’s history, the Buddha’s meditation lamp has always been continued and is becoming more and more brilliant. The renaissance and strong growth of Truc Lam Zen School taught by Zen Master Thanh Tu; The Tathagata Meditation by Most Venerable Thich Minh Chau was officially taught and practiced in the Vietnamese school system for monks, nuns and students, Buddhists since the Venerable Master founded Van Hanh University in In 1964, the forerunner of the Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Ho Chi Minh City, and the Mindfulness Meditation of Plum Village advocated by Zen Master Nhat Hanh, which spread everywhere, are vivid examples.

Buddhist meditation has a history of more than 25 centuries, in fact has been helping people to reduce suffering and improve the quality of life for people all over the planet.

Buddhist meditation has a history of more than 25 centuries, in fact has been helping people to reduce suffering and improve the quality of life for people all over the planet.

Meditation helps us to be good, towards the top

It can be said that the Zen life of monks, nuns and Buddhists from the beginning of Vietnamese Zen study to the present, all have created a distinctive nuance of Vietnamese Zen learning without being confused with the nuances of Zen studies. any other in the countries around us.

Today, in the trend of development and globalization, Zen Buddhism has contributed to integrating Buddhism into Western cultural life and really spreading strongly and widely around the world. It can be said that one of the important conditions for the world’s scientists and scientists to have great inventions and initiatives for mankind is because they only focus their whole heart and mind on a particular topic. problem, an object. This is the key tenet of Zen: One-pointed concentration.

The immediate benefit is people meditation practice can achieve peace of mind and strengthen the health of the body. The nobler goal is the attainment of the wisdom concentration towards liberation, enlightenment, and freedom from all suffering in samsara. The method of practice and benefits of Zen are described in many important suttas in all Buddhist traditions: the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Sutra, the Great Mindfulness of Mind Sutra, the Contemplation Sutra, the Meditation Sutra, and the Anna Ban Na Sutra. thoughts, the An Sutra of the Prime Minister…

Meditation is also a method of opening and releasing the potential in the human mind. It can also be said that Zen is a philosophy or a way that leads people to the point of realizing the truth. Meditation is valuable in human life: developing abstract thinking, training perseverance, protecting human health in both body and mind… The practice of meditation helps people overcome sufferings in life. , ego conflicts, increase the ability to focus attention, transform negative emotions, create self-improvement skills…

Buddhist meditation has a history of more than 25 centuries, in fact has been helping people to reduce suffering and improve the quality of life for people all over the planet. More and more people realize the great values ​​​​in many aspects, many areas of social life that Buddhist meditation brings.

Benefits of Meditation

Cover of the book 'Vietnamese Meditation'.

Cover of the book “Vietnamese Meditation”.

This curriculum, Introduction to Vietnamese Zen Studies, was born as a result of our many years of teaching and research experience in the Faculty of Vietnamese Buddhism – Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Ho Chi Minh City, on the basis of our design and design. inheriting the works of the Venerable Virtues and predecessors. We strive to compile this textbook in a sophisticated and scientific way, not only for Buddhist schools but also to expand the audience to be students of the social sciences and humanities of colleges and universities. Scholars are wishing to learn and research about Vietnamese Buddhism in general, and Vietnamese Zen studies in particular.

It is very happy that we Vietnamese soon know the essence of pure Zen Buddhism. Vietnamese people soon realized the great benefits in many aspects of life of Zen Buddhism, the highest being to help practitioners achieve a realistic perception of the reality of all things, and to penetrate the truths of life.

With the inherent good values ​​of Buddhism and the contributions of Vietnamese Zen Studies during the long history of national construction and defense of our nation, surely the thought and spirit of our country’s Zen studies will becoming more and more sustainable and enduring with the Vietnamese culture and the Vietnamese people.

If you are interested in the book “Vietnamese Meditation”, please contact us by phone: 0975946422.

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