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Date: 9/7 - 9/11 ( Wed - Sun )
Led by Abbot Ven Guo Xing Venue: Dharma Drum Retreat Center, Pine Bush NY Please CLICK HERE for online submission and other details. Application deadline: Aug 31, 2016. Fee: $200; Students and Seniors: $100 On-site payment. Check payable to DDMBA. Please contact cmchartfordct@gmail.com or 860-805-3588 for inquiries.
Chan Meditation Center
90-56 Corona Avenue
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Please contact cmchartfordct@gmail.com or 860-805-3588 for inquiries.
Led by Zarko Andricevic, a Dharma heir of Master Sheng Yen, also the founder of Dharmalokaa, a Buddhist community in Croatia. Pre-requisites: Completion of Beginner's Meditation Class, and previous experience in a 3-day retreat.

Seven-day participation and pre-registration are required. Registration Date: 8/15 ~ 10/12

8240 No.5 Road

Richmond, BC

Canada V6Y 2V4

Tel: 604-277-1357

Fax: 604-277-1352

Email: info@ddmba.ca


Date:
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 5:30 pm ~ Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 10:00 am

Teacher:
Zarko Andricevic

Application Deadline: 2016-10-12

Download Application Form

Give your self one day for meditation-- a day to still the mind. Learn how to apply methods of meditation and mindfulness while sitting, walking, exercising, working, eating, and during all other activities. The simple and relaxed schedule allows you to settle your mind while at the same time allowing you to maintain a constant silent awareness of your every activity. Most people find that by attending these retreats regularly, they renew the strength of their daily practice. Retreats are held once almost every month.

This retreat also includes brief Dharma talks, guided meditations, and review of basic meditation methods such as breath awareness and total mind-body relaxation.

Download application form for date 9/25 1-day retreat Registration Date: 8/24 ~ 9/24

Download application form for date 11/27 1-day retreat Registration Date: 10/26 ~ 11/26

Please mail your completed application form to: meditation1@ddmba.ca
Date:

Sep 25, 2016 (Sunday) ,
Nov 27, 2016 (Sunday)

Time: 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm

Teacher:
monastic teachers

8240 No.5 Road

Richmond, BC

Canada V6Y 2V4

Tel: 604-277-1357

Fax: 604-277-1352

Email: info@ddmba.ca


Are you in search of calm and peace, seeking ease and freedom of body and mind? A simple sitting meditation practice can help you relax and release body and mind; basic Chan practice will develop your body mindfulness, thereby bringing you a calm body and mind. Correct concepts and methods for sitting meditation can enhance your life with more ease and spontaneity.

Registration in advance and full attendance is required.
Please submit your application form at the reception desk.

These classes are open to all general public.


Date:
Sep 4, 2016 (Sunday) ,
Sep 11, 2016 (Sunday) ,
Sep 18, 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 1:30 pm ~ 4:30 pm
Teacher:
Resident Monastics
Activity Fee: 40

8240 No.5 Road

Richmond, BC

Canada V6Y 2V4

Tel: 604-277-1357

Fax: 604-277-1352

Email: info@ddmba.ca

Download Application Form
How do we collectively transform ourselves, our communities, and our civilization to move toward a future of our highest collective possibilities?
Hence, the great work of our time is to carry out the transition from the current period where humans are a destructive presence on the Earth to one where the human presence is mutually beneficial to the planet and the entire community of life – a mutually enhancing human/earth relationship. To do this we need to undergo, at both an individual and collective level, a fundamental transformation – a virtual reinvention of what we consider the role of human beings to be.

Come and be part of this free workshop!

Date Saturday, 6 August 2016
Time 9:30am – 3:30pm
Venue Mt Colah Community Centre, Pierre Close, Mt Colah
Fee Workshop is free. Registrations essential.
Enquiries/registration ddmsydney@gmail.com /0466 597663

5-night Residential Retreat

7:00pm Saturday 5th November to
2:30pm Thursday 10th November 2016

Leader: Simon Child

Venue: Maenllwyd, Wales

Who am I? Thoroughly confronting this question can take us directly to the centre 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.

Open equally to beginners and established meditators.
email: secretary(at)westernchanfellowship.org
7-night Residential Retreat

7:00pm Saturday 1st October to
10:30am Saturday 8th October 2016

Leader: Fiona Nuttall

Venue: Maenllwyd, Wales

Silent Illumination is a profound meditation practice which leads to a mind of great calmness and insight, using ancient Chinese Zen methods which are just as applicable to the modern West. Silent Illumination is the origin of the Japanese Soto practice of Shikantaza but is approached somewhat differently and full instruction will be given.

This seven-night silent retreat is an opportunity to learn and deepen this practice through intensive meditation, with instruction and personal guidance by individual interviews with an experienced teacher. Whether or not a breakthrough to Enlightenment may occur, establishing a practice gives a firm basis for subsequent ongoing mindfulness and compassion in everyday life.

Previous experience of a residential retreat is recommended but serious beginners are also accepted.

email: secretary(at)westernchanfellowship.org

5-night Residential Retreat

7:00pm Saturday 3rd September to
10:30am Thursday 8th September 2016

Leader: Hilary Richards

Venue: Maenllwyd, Wales

This workshop retreat will encourage everyday awareness as a fundamental Chan life practice. We will offer individual and group work to develop mindfulness allowing time for exploration and understanding of individual experience through the lens of meditation. Rising early each day, the retreat will also include teaching, silence, interviews and periods for exercise.

Open equally to beginners and established meditators.

email: secretary(at)westernchanfellowship.org
9-night Residential Retreat

7:00pm Friday 5th August to
10:30am Sunday 14th August 2016

Leader: Simon Child

Venue: Maenllwyd, Wales

NOTICE: This retreat was scheduled to be held at Hourne Farm, but Hourne Farm have advised us of maintenance and administration problems and they have cancelled all bookings including ours. This retreat will now be held at Maenllwyd, Wales.

The ancient Chinese Zen practices of investigating Huatou and Gongan (Koan) are best practised in a supportive environment such as this intensive silent retreat. As one becomes deeply absorbed in the practice, mental constructions drop away and one is confronted by a realisation that one does not know the nature of existence and one's fundamental assumptions of life are groundless. Staying with and cultivating this 'doubt', it can become all-consuming 'Great doubt' which may 'shatter', giving a direct insight into reality which may be what is known as an Enlightenment experience.

To progress in these methods requires a sustained focus and so this retreat is recommended particularly for those with previous experience of intensive retreat, and prior attendance at a Western Zen Retreat is advisable, but serious beginners are also accepted.

email: secretary(at)westernchanfellowship.org
Date:
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 12:00 am ~ Friday, Sep 2, 2016 12:00 am
Dharma Drum Vancouver Center
8240 No.5 Road

Richmond, BC

Canada V6Y 2V4

Tel: 604-277-1357

Fax: 604-277-1352

Email: info@ddmba.ca

Online Registration
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