Among the four steps of the Chan meditation that is also referred to as peace meditation, the first one is to deeply breathe in and out from the point under our navel (Jap. hara, Chin. dantian).
Why do we feel deprived? Because the mind is.
Student：Beginners in Chan practice seems to be quite agitated. How do we practice non-abidance, so that such a mind comes forth?
We need to apply hearing, contemplating, and practicing Dharma during peaceful meditation. Wherever we are, we'd be at ease.
Through Chan practice, we can uncover the source, the spirituality, the original face.
Spring Term Monastic Retreat –with Chan practice, we can realize our mind or our original face.