Dharma Drum: The Life and Heart of Ch'an Practice
DHARMA DRUM focuses on the practical down-to-earth branch of Buddhism known as Ch'an, the Chinese equivalent of Zen. It describes the connection between the body and mind as well as the meaning and purpose of our lives.
Master Sherig-yen teaches us the Chinese Chan (Zen) meditation practice, theory, history, and possibilities in easy to understand terms. This is an inspirational source for personal growth and insight.
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