Chan is a personal experience of reality without the addition and distraction of our opinions and ideas, our hopes and wishes.
Chan is an unfiltered experience.
Chan is the Chinese transliteration of the Sanskrit word Dhyana which means 'meditation'.
In Korea Chan is known as Seon.
In Vietnam Chan is known as Thien.
In Japan Chan is known as Zen.
Eating is Chan. Sleeping is Chan. Walking, standing, sitting, chopping firewood and carrying water are all Chan.