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Time: 7:00pm Saturday 1st December to 10:30am Saturday 8th December 2018
Leader: Simon Child
Venue: Maenllwyd Retreat Centre, Wales, UK

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.

More info about Western Chan Fellowship and Investigating Koan Retreat


Time: 7:00pm Saturday 3rd November to 10:30am Saturday 10th November 2018

Leader: Fiona Nuttall

Venue: Maenllwyd Retreat Centre, Wales, UK

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This 4-part Beginner’s Meditation Workshop is perhaps the most systematic and thorough introduction to the practice of Buddhist meditation available anywhere, benefiting practitioners of all levels.

It covers the prerequisite conditions when preparing for meditation, proper sitting postures, techniques for relaxation, and basic methods of concentration. Plus other supporting techniques to regulate the body, mind, and spirit such as self-massage, yoga exercises, and daily mindfulness techniques.

In this workshop you will not only learn sitting meditation but also breathing, walking, standing and sleeping meditation.
Founder of the Buddhist Center in Zagreb, Croatia, Zarko first encountered Buddhism in 1975 and has been a martial arts and yoga teacher since the 1970s. In 1985, he started the first Buddhist study and meditation group in Croatia, which in time, grew into the first Buddhist community there, now known as the Dharmaloka Chan Buddhist Community.

In 1996, while seeking a new teacher, he met Chan Master Sheng Yen, attended one of his seven-day retreat, and, in the end, became one of his students. Seeing Chan as the very core of the Buddha Dharma and Master Sheng Yen as the man whose teaching stems directly from the meditative experience, he has dedicated himself to the practice of Chan meditation and has attended Master Sheng Yen's retreats regularly. In June 2001, during a two-week retreat in the USA, Zarko received Dharma transmission from Master Sheng Yen, thus becoming one of his five Dharma heirs in the West.
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. Application: 8/10~10/10 or fully booked.




Registration
Clear awareness.
Thorough relaxation.
A simple way to let go whenever you are.

Welcome to join us for a day of peace and joy.

Date: 9/29; 10/27; 12/15
Time: 9.00-17.00
Venue: Yun Lai Monastery (雲來寺)

“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.

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
Date:October 6th, 2018

Time: 9:30 to 12:00
*Location:Aiqun Building(愛群大樓)
Room B, 7F, No.124-6, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao East Rd., Taipei
(台北市忠孝東路四段124-126號7樓B室)
*Content: eight form moving meditation, sitting meditation, video watching of Dharma talking & sharing
*Fee: free. Donation is welcome.

*Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DDM.IMG

If you have any further question, please email: img.ddm@gmail.com


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 and whether 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.
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