History Events


Date: 10/10/2015
Place: Room B, 7F, No.124-6, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao East Rd., Taipei
Content: eight form moving meditation, walking meditation, sitting meditation, sharing.
Fee: free. donation is welcome.
For MRT:
1. Go straight from Exit 3, Zhongxiao fuxing station for around 5 minute.
2. Take off at either Zhongxiao Fuxing or Zhongxiao Dunhua.Walk along the East Metro Mall toward Exit 12 and the building is right by the exit.
For Bus:
Dinghao market station(at Zhongxiao E. Rd.) : 204, 262, 605, 212, 232, 299, 521,903, 919, Zhongxiao Line
Zhongxiao fuxing station (at Fuxing S. Rd): 41, 74, 685, 903
Zhongxiao Dunhua Intersection(at Dunhua S. Rd):41

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For details, please contact : Mr. John Wu

Mobile: 0975-329621

Email: img.ddm@gmail.com

IMG started out when an American lawyer living in Taipei met Master Sheng Yen
in 1994 and asked him for a retreat for her and some of her friends. At that time she
had no idea what she was asking because she did not have a lesson in meditation in
that point and did not meditate, but wanted to. Thereafter, she arranged for various
groups of foreigners to come to the Nung Chan Temple in Beitou for beginners’
lessons and an one-day retreat, which was, eventually, held at the old DDM temple
in Jinshan (before any new construction started there). After that, sometime in 1995,
a regular sitting group of foreigners in Taipei was set up, which continued to meet
on a regular basis. The group started holding events and sittings in downtown Taipei
and in the annex of Nung Chan Temple in Beitou with an increasing involvement of

In a world of great uncertainties and alienation, in a life full of challenges and difficulties,
we need an anchor, a compass, and a lighthouse to help us cross the choppy sea of life.

The key lies in our mind, in how much we know about our own mind andwhether we
can be the master of our own mind.

IMG shares with you the why and how of life as taught by Chan Buddhism, through which
we can find true peace and wisdom, as well as the delight of life and the warmth in the world.

Come and join us in the meditation practice conducted regularly on Saturday morning.

Experienced Fashi from the main DDM temple in Taiwan will lead introductory courses for newcomers to Chan meditation at our centre in Hornsby.

2-day course in English
Date: 3–4 October (weekend)
Time: 9am–5pm
Avenue: Hornsby Meditation Centre
Address: Unit 2, 67 Jersey Street Hornsby, NSW 2077
Email: ddmsydney@gmail.com
Cost: Members $10 | Non-members $20 (Teachings are free, but we ask for a small fee to cover a vegetarian lunch.)

"Who am I?" Thoroughly confronting this question can take us directly to the center of our being. Over the course of this five-day retreat you will investigate the question "Who am I?" within a standard retreat framework, using silent meditation in conjunction with a unique method of verbal inquiry. This format allows you to use words to go beyond words and thereby enter the main gate of Chan.

The intensive nature of this process of inquiry drives each practitioner into a self-presentation that is difficult to experience in other ways. To guide and support you, personal interviews with the teachers are offered regularly throughout the retreat. With whole-hearted engagement this retreat may lead to the acceptance of self, the experience of "self at ease," and may even provide an opportunity for direct insight into the ground of being.

This retreat was developed by the Western Chan Fellowship (WCF) founded by the late Dr. John Crook, an English Dharma heir of Master Sheng Yen. The retreat is designed for individuals who have received a Western education, and are currently led by Dr. Simon Child and the WCF faculty.
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