On Wednesday, April 05, 2006 czqian3 posted: >Well, my shifu said that it is highly recommended to meditate >(sitting) in the chan hall with full lotus but is not absolutely >required. And those doing half lotus or not even half lotus ( i >donno what name is called) are encouraged to self-practise full >lotus at their free time, or the japanese sitting posture, what's >the term for it?. Well, I didnt recall if he mentioned if there is a >need to change positions on full lotus. Normally I observed that >the elders who are old or those who are sick who cannot be in that >posture can just sit on a chair, as long as they are not disturbed >too much by the feeling skandha, and be on track with their hua-tou.
czqian3, Thanks for you posts. What is a 'shifu', 'chan hall' (I think I can guess these two but would like to hear from you), 'feeling skandha' and 'hua-tou', and in what disciplines are these terms used? Thanks...Bill! Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today! Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/