Simple preparation on sand for the full ‘lotus’ position, also referred to within Chinese Buddhist (and Daoist) traditions as the ‘Vajrasana’ (金剛座 – Jin Gang
The MSNBC headline ran ‘American Beats Out Kwan’, and White Americans started celebrating. This racist mentality caused a peak in racially motivated violence in the US, and a number of Chinese-American groups to sell their souls by making public statements that they are ‘American’ too, as if saying ‘we act White’ because we live in the US.
The distinctly ‘fascistic’ elements of Japanese racism – defined as ‘fighting spirit’ – was imported into the West as being both ‘transcendent’ and ‘spiritual’ – and presented as an example to be followed by those Westerners interested in the practice of Japanese martial arts. Overnight a number of serving or ex-serving US Servicemen sprang-up in the US wearing the white ‘gi’ and black belts around their middle.
Today, I doubt the ‘Flemish’ origination for my branch of the Wyles Clan, as we lived for hundreds of years in one traceable village (Duddington) and was a prominent family in that place. If there had been any Flemish origination, it would have been recorded somewhere, but it was not. However, research is ongoing.
Pharaoh Tutankhamen – a proud, Black African man.
There are many differences between Chinese Ch’an and Japanese Zen – here the esteemed translator Thomas Cleary – focuses on the misunderstanding regarding ‘breathing’ as applied within the Japanese Zen schools, and how this deviates from Chinese Ch’an and Chinese Daoism.