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One-Day English Chan Meditation
The retreat is opened to English speakers who are interested in Chan meditation practice. Registration is required.

Date: May 11, 2019
Time:09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Yun Lai Monastery
(Add. No.186, Gongguan Rd., Beitou Dist. Taipei)
Fee:Free of charge and your donation to DDM will be most appreciated

Registration Here

If you have any further questions, feel free to email to img.ddm@gmail.com
After your registration, the confirmation letter and further information will be sent by email by the time of the class.
Beginner’s English Meditation Class
A two-day course. Full attendance and registration is required.
The class is opened to English speakers who interested in Chan meditation practice.

The beginner’s Chan meditation class helps people understand the concepts and methods for Chan practice, learn how to relax body and mind, and experience beauty of breathing. Practitioners will then be aware of the arising and perishing of deluded thoughts, recognize the true self, and let go of self-attachment. By practicing Chan, we then begin to feel freedom from our life.

Date: April 20 and April 21, 2019
Time:09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Yun Lai Monastery
(Add. No.186, Gongguan Rd., Beitou Dist. Taipei)
Fee:Free of charge and your donation to DDM will be most appreciated

Registration Here

If you have any further questions, feel free to email to img.ddm@gmail.com
After your registration, the confirmation letter and further information will be sent by email by the time of the class.
Date & Time: April 27 Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM at CMC

Led by Ven. Chang Zhai

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Who am I? It's a question that we ask ourselves a lot as we grow up - but it seems the older we get, the more confused we become, despite the urgency of our search. But is there even such a thing as an “I” to begin with? The Buddhist teachings tell us that we are not who we think we are. So who are we really? Let the Huatou answers you this question.

Please call us at 718-592-6593 or register online.
Date: Friday, Apr 5, 2019 5:30 pm ~ Friday, Apr 12, 2019 10:00 am

Teacher: Venerable Guo Yi

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A SILENT ILLUMINATION RETREAT
Led by Simon Child


A 7-day Chan retreat, led by Simon Child, will take place in March 2019, at the Plein-air House of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in Dluzew, Poland. It will begin at 7 pm on March 23 (Saturday) and will end at 10 am on March 30 (Saturday).

The prerequisite for acceptance to the retreat is at least 6 months of experience in Buddhist meditation practice. It is possible to participate in 5 or 7 days of the retreat, provided one begins on March 23.

Discovering the Shining Silence: a Silent Illumination Retreat.

This traditional 7- day retreat provides time and space for dedicated practitioners to learn, practice and cultivate the Chan method of Silent Illumination. Simple yet dicult, with focused practice you may encounter an opening that allows you to come to rest and peace, a lucid spaciousness and clear Dharma insight.

Facilitated in a warm, supportive manner, the teaching and methods of Master Sheng-yen will be presented through practice instruction, talks and individual interviews carefully adapted to lay practitioners of European mind and culture. This orthodox Chan retreat entails rising early, a rigorous schedule of meditation with exercise and work periods, the whole requiring a precisely focused and persistent endeavour based in a relaxed mind.

Many practitioners experience clear insights enabling them to walk the Bodhisattva path with refreshed con dence and deepened serenity.

Please fill the application form and send to budwod@budwod.com.pl
【Date】3/16/2019

【Time】9am - 3pm

【Venue】Carbon Canyon Park (4442 Carbon Canyon Road , Brea, CA 92823)

【Meetup Location】Meet inside the park at Shelter #3

【Registration】Registration

【Fee】Free(Donation is welcomed and appreciated)

【Note】
Entry and Parking Fees: $5 per vehicle entry.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for sitting and hiking. Bring your own lunch, water & personal medicine

For more information, please call 626-350-4388 or email ddmbala@gmail.com
Date: April 5-7, 2018

Led by Rebecca Li

Time: Friday, April 5 check in 4-6 pm ~ Sunday, April 7, 4 pm

Fee: $220

Registration

Deadline: Apr 2
Time: March 8-17, 2019

Led by : Abbot Guo Yuan

Begins: Friday, March 8 check in 4-6 pm

Ends: Sunday, March 17 1:30 pm

Fee: $600

Openings: Available –Registration HERE

Deadline: March 5



The above quote comes from the poem “Silent Illumination,” composed by Master Hongzhi Zhengjue, a 12th century lineage holder of the Caodong (Jap. Soto) school of Chan Buddhism. The quote describes the mind of someone who has left behind all attachment to thought and conceptualization. Doing this, they clearly know the nature of things through the direct experience of enlightenment. Master Hongzhi wrote many beautiful poems describing his deep insight. While today we can read these poems for inspiration and encouragement in our practice, they also function as guidelines for a method known as silent illumination. With this method, the aim is to develop and maintain relaxation, clarity and openness of mind. Ultimately, the goal is to see into the nature of the mind. One who has achieved this insight establishes a solid understanding and confidence of how to cultivate freedom and ease in dealing with all situations. Naturally, they know how to resolve their remaining vexations, and use wisdom and compassion in their daily lives.

Retreat Program

The silent illumination method 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. The retreat also includes daily lectures, meditation instruction, guided meditation, and personal interviews. You can view a sample schedule here.

More info of Silent Illumination at DDRC, NY
Date & Time: March 23, Saturday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM, at CMC

Led by Ven. Chang Zhai

Registration

An opportunity for serious practitioners to sustain practice and receive guidance from meditation teachers. This retreat is open to people who have taken Beginners’ Meditation Class or already have an established meditation practice.

Please call us at 718-592-6593 or register online.

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