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Shaolin Dong-Xi-Dao

The Four Foundations of Esoteric Buddhism

The Four Foundations Are:

1. Treasure Vase Qi  2. Calming & Relaxing  3. Diamond Wisdom  4. Dhyana Yoga

 

Treasure Vase

The practitioner develops purity and stillness of being, which brings the body under the complete influence of the mind. When the mind is in complete stillness, the body will not change as the environment changes.

Practice the Outer Qi Generating and Releasing dharma for self-healing and to cultivate the ability to heal others. Learn to adapt to extreme weather with the body warming and cooling meditation techniques.

Calming and Relaxing

The first state of Chan (Zen, or Dhyana) meditation. Learn how to 'enter into state' by eliminating the resisting mind through the practice of Guided Calming, Body Relaxation, Mind Relaxation, and Mind Trancendence.

Diamond Wisdom

The second state of Chan meditation. Learn to 'firm the seed' through the state of motion and stillness, being and non-being, called 'Dhyana'. Contains the Interflow of the Four Links, the Simultaeous Rotation of the Five Wheels, the Illumination of the Nine Suns, and the Observation of One Unified Body.

Dhyana Yoga

The fourth state of Chan Meditation. Attain direct knowledge and insight into the ineffable using the Eight Word Heart Dharma. Tranquil Contemplation, or Diamond Yoga Method: Calm, Null, Sink, and Fall. Transcendental Meditation, the main content of Dhyana cultivation: Chan, Din, Know, and Wisdom/Insight.

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