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2020 Online Tuesday Sitting Meditation Sharing (Article by Hang Yeung; Photos by Yin Ting) 2020 was a year full of great disasters and unprecedented challenges. The fear of the pandemic, the anxiety of the unknown, the inadaptability to the change of daily life... I also stayed at home for a long time for the prevention of infection. During the time of facing an unpredictable external environment and unstable mood and feelings, I couldn't help missing the time of group practices in CMC, which were warm and peaceful memories. Very grateful to Venerable Chang Zhai and the volunteers of the meditation committee, they arranged the wonderful online Tuesday evening sitting practice by ZOOM meeting elaborately. Then we were able to continue practicing meditation together, settle down our body and mind, and ensure safety at the same time.  Because of the transportation, I used to look forward to attending the group practice of mediation on Tuesday evening, but I didn't get a chance. Fortunately, online meditation overcomes the limitation of space. Therefore, many Eastern and Western Chan practitioners were attracted and participated actively. Every time, Venerable Chang Zhai led the moving meditation, sitting meditation, and chanting the Heart Sutra, helped us to relax our tension and bring up mindfulness; In the meantime, by listening to Venerable's Dharma talk, we learned wisdom from the Buddha and the Great Masters, which benefited us a lot. It corrected the contemplation of practice, dissolved our vexations, and let us feel at ease and stable even in such difficult situations. Through the successful attempt of online group practice, I also deeply realized that the "Chan hall" is not only located in the temple but also located in every practitioner's home and heart. No matter what kind of situation is, we should remind ourselves to stay aware and relaxed. Even in such chaos, we should still remember to come back to our method

​Chan Meditation Center _ Reviews on Online Tuesday Sitting Session Article By Yvonne  Photos by Yin Ting Starting from this March, Tuesday evening sitting has gone online. Instead of commuting by train and bus, I can participate in the event by joining in the zoom meeting just a secon