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Thanksgiving Chang Retreat - November 21-25, 2017

What better way to give thanks than to cultivate awareness and peace. Harmonize your body and mind, by engaging in healthy living and Chan meditation -- balancing all of the five aspects of diet, sleep, body, breath, and mind.

On this Chan retreat, Rebecca Li will teach the basic principles of Buddhadharma and the unique approach of the Chan school methods of meditation. The methods will be taught in the context of daily life activities, such as sitting, standing, walking, sleeping, working, and eating. Chanting and gentle yoga exercises further harmonize the body, breath, and mind.

Rebecca will also give personal interviews to provide additional guidance.

Begins: Tuesday November 21 - check-in 4:00-6:00 pm
Ends: Saturday November 25 - 1:00 pm
Fee: $320
Openings: Registration opens in August
Deadline: Saturday November 18

Dharma Drum Retreat Center
184 Quannacut Road, Pine Bush, New York, 12566.
Phone: (845) 744-8114
Fax: (845) 744-8483
Email: ddrc@dharmadrumretreat.org

Rebecca Li PhD

Rebecca Li received Dharma transmission from Simon Child, one of Master Sheng Yen's Dharma heirs, and is a Dharma heir in the Dharma Drum Chan lineage of Master Sheng Yen. Her Dharma name is Zhi-deng Fa-chuan (Wisdom Lamp, Dharma Transmitting).

Rebecca began practicing in 1995 when she was in graduate school in California, and attended her first seven-day intensive retreat in New York with Chan Master Sheng Yen, founder of Dharma Drum Retreat Center (DDRC), in the following year. Since then she has attended numerous intensive Chan retreats. In 1999 after moving to New Jersey she began serving as Master Sheng Yen's translator. In the same year, she began her training with the Master to become a Dharma and meditation instructor.

Currently, she teaches meditation and Dharma classes and gives public lectures, lead Chan practice and conduct one to five day retreats at Dharma Drum centers in North America. She has been training with Simon Child, one of Master Sheng Yen's Dharma heirs, since 2008 to conduct retreat interviews and has been assisting in his intensive Chan retreats since 2012. Rebecca also leads Chan practice at Rutgers University and Yale University and teaches on behalf of Dharma Drum in various practice communities in the tri-state area. She served on the organizing committee of the 2015 Generation X Dharma Teachers Conference hosted by DDRC. She taught a month-long online retreat for Tricycle in October 2015, contributed a piece to the premier issue of the Lion's Roar magazine in March 2016 and spoke at two panels at the Harvard Divinity School conference on Buddhism and Race in April 2016. Rebecca is a board member of the Dharma Drum Retreat Center and a sociology professor at The College of New Jersey.

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