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“I heard that there is a Dharma method called Chan practice." “I heard that practicing Chan requires sitting in meditation." There is so much hearsay around about Chan practice. Is all about by yourself?

The Beginners' Chan Meditation Class helps people understand the concepts and methods for Chan practice, learn how to relax the body and mind, and experience the beauty of breathing.

Beginner’s Mind Retreat

August 10-12, 2018

Led by Rebecca Li



Begins: Friday, August 10, check in 4-6 pm


Ends: Sunday, August 12, 3 pm

Fee: $220
Openings: Register Now
Deadline: August 7
For Registration, please click HERE



Age Range: 18-35

Led by : DDRC Monastics

Begins: Monday, July 9

check in by 2 pm

Ends: Thursday, July 12, 3 pm

Fee: $145
(special discounted rate)

Openings: Available – Register

Deadline: July 6
Global Buddhist Village Symposium, (English- Chinese Bilingual)

Date: June 27, 2018.

Time: 9.00-16.00

Venue: GIS NTU Convention Center.

Topics:

Session 1: Buddhism in Times of Radical Changes

Session 2: Multi-dimensional Development of Buddhist Cultures
Time: June 16-24, 2018
Led by :Zarko Andricevic
Begins: Saturday, June 16, check in 4-6 pm
Ends: Sunday, June 24, 2 pm
Fee: $585
Openings: Registration opens in March
Deadline: June 13


Time July, 14-22, 2018
Led by Chang Hwa Fashi & Chang Zhai Fashi
Begins: Saturday, July 14,check in 4-6 pm
Ends: Sunday, July 22, 2 pm
Fee: $585
Openings: Registration opens in April
Deadline: July 11
Date: May 13 Sunday, 9:30 am ~ 2:30 pm

• 9:30 am ~ 10:30 am Chanting & Bathing the Buddha Ceremony

•11:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
Special Dharma Talk: Be at Peace and Free from All Troubles ~ by Ven. Guo Yuan

•12:00 pm ~ 2:30 pm Lunch Gathering

•Please click HEREfor event details.

Venue: Chan Meditation Center 91-26 Corona Ave. Elmhurst NY 11373
Learn to become a bodhisattva!
This is a path to Buddhahood for the laity!


The purpose of taking the Bodhisattva Precepts is learning to acquire the spirt of bodhisattvas:
To cease all wrong-doing,

To protect all that's wholesome/benevolent,

To benefit all sentient beings
Time: May 26 – June 3, 2018

Led by: Simon Child & Rebecca Li

Begins: Saturday, May 26 – check in 4:00-6:00 pm
Ends: Sunday, June 3 – 2:00 pm
Fee: $585
Openings: Registration opens in February
Deadline: May 22
How Should One Approach Daily Meditation Practice?

“You know you want to benefit from daily practice, but you don’t know how to go about doing it.
First, you should have a proper mental attitude towards practice. Second, you should use a method.” – Excerpt from Zen Wisdom by Chan Master Sheng Yen




Date: May 4-6, 2018

Led by: Abbot Guo Yuan

Begins:
Friday, May 4, check in 4:00-6:00 pm

Ends:
Sunday, May 6, 4:00 pm

Fee: $190

Openings: Register Now

Deadline: May 1
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