The Buddha Dharma is vast and profound. To be effective and well-rounded in one’s spiritual practice, Grand Master Wei Chueh organizes training at Chung Tai around the following three frameworks: “Three Links of Cultivation,” “The Four Tenets of Chung Tai,” and “The Five Modern Approaches of Propagating Buddhism.”
Three Links of Cultivation—
A Principle for Complete Spiritual Practice
Integration of three disciplines (deeds of beneficence, scriptural studies, and meditation) is Chung Tai’s guiding principle for a well-rounded Buddhist practice, each being an inseparable link that complements and reinforces the other two. Scriptural studies establish right views and insight. Deeds of beneficence involve performing good deeds and services to the monastery and to the public. Meditation calms, clears, and awakens the mind. Integration of these three disciplines ensures proper progress on the path to buddhahood.