The contents of the study of Dhamma and the practice of meditation are simply the 37 requisites for enlightenment. The basic practice among the 37 is the “Four Stations of Mindfulness”, i.e. contemplation of the four views: the body is impure, feelings are suffering, mind and mind-objects are impermanent, every dhamma is without self. Prior to the practice of contemplation of the Four Stations of Mindfulness, the beginners should first learn the five systems of meditation, namely, contemplation of impurity, contemplation of mercy, contemplation of cause and effect, contemplation of distinction, and contemplation of breath. In sum, there are many ways to practice concentration and wisdom, which need not to be expanded upon here. (From Essentials of Buddhism: Questions and Answers)
According to the Buddha’s rules, a Bhikkhu should lead a pure and frugal life, and strictly observe the precepts of abstaining from killing, stealing, sex (including sex with his former wife), irresponsible speech, speech inciting discord, harsh speech, lewd talk, alcoholic drinks, taking untimely food (i.e., taking food after noon), the use of perfumes and adornments, singing, dancing and watching others sing and dance, sitting or sleeping on high luxurious seats or beds, accepting treasures like gold, silver, elephants, horses, etc. He should not own private property except robes, alms bowl, razor, water-filter, needle, and thread displaying of magic wonders. He must not confine, plunder or threaten others and must observe some other prescriptions as well. During the six daily periods (three for day, i.e. morning, noon, dusk; and three for night, i.e. nightfall, midnight and dawn) he should devote all his time to the zealous pursuit of study and cultivation after allowing time for sleeping, alms begging, drinking, sweeping and cleaning, and water carrying. (From Essentials of Buddhism: Questions and Answers)
The so called enlightenment (Chinese: 觉悟) means release or liberation. Surpass yourself, boxing forms and its theories and don’t cling to your heart but own purity of heart and mind which means pure intention with no worries. Don’t be bound by boxing routines and don’t be contained by methods of boxing. Don’t seek for best trick. Because when skills and mind attain the realm, then all tricks are supreme. We need to do no worries, no scare, broad and level, nature and the unity of body and mind. (From Words of Chan by Shi Yongxin)
Meditation practice is self-enjoy, starting from our own daily life, the trivial and the present small tasks. Melt the dharma heard and truth enlightened in our own daily life. I think this is the boulevard of practicing Buddhism. (From Words of Chan by Shi Yongxin)
Sitting in meditation simply says sitting quietly. In the tranquil spot, wear extensive clothes and sit cross-legged. Make the body relax, hold the spine upright, make the lips slightly close and the tongue on the top of the mouth. Both palms face up with one palm on the other palm meanwhile both thumbs face each other and are put in the the base of the thigh. Regulate your breath to gentle and prolonged condition while make your mindfulness of thought in the state of silence and peace. Meditation can be seen as a static state of movement that can regulate the breath, make mind peaceful, relax joints and massage muscles. If the very state can be as deep as you go into, you will find your true self. (From Shaolin Encyclopedia)
I feel that Shaolin Kungfu and Chan is in a dialectical relationship. This is Wushu Chan of Shaolin Temple that can not only Shaolin Kungfu stress “ martial arts integrates into Chan”and “Chan is prominent for martial arts”, which dialectically shows Kungfu can’t exist without Chan cultivation meanwhile Chan practice also needs to be protected under martial arts.