Chih-Kuan; A method of cultivation, commonly practised in Tien Tai Sect in China. It is similar to meditation, looking into the mind. There are two processes:
Chih - a Chinese word which means fixing the mind to meditate on the ten Dharma realms
Kuan - a Chinese word which means contemplating and looking into underlying reality of all things.
No priority of cultivation is given to the one or the other, but should be cultivated simultaneously. Its principle and the airm of practice is to realize the Three Dogmas and to attain Sudden Enlightenment.