五停心観 GOJŌSHIN-KAN – Five Hindrances Meditation

五停心観 GOJŌSHIN-KAN The Five Meditations for Stopping the mind, aka Five Meditations for mental stability, are a traditional set of Indian meditations taught by Zhiyi – the founder of Chinese Tiantai (Japanese Tendai). These traditaional practices are a way of calming the mind, eliminating the delusional mind, and for overcoming the Five Hindrances (五蓋) of… Continue reading 五停心観 GOJŌSHIN-KAN – Five Hindrances Meditation

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5 Periods 8 Teachings

Goji Hakkyō 五時八教 5 Periods 8 Teachings The following is a brief summary of Chih-i’s classification of the Buddhist Sutras. Chih-i, using examples found in the Lotus and Nirvana Sutras, put the sutras into Five Periods, or Flavours. The flavours start with pure milk and move through a process of cream, curds, butter and ghee,… Continue reading 5 Periods 8 Teachings