Gilbert Gutierrez will speak on “The Chan Whip Anthology: A Companion to Spur our Practice” on Friday night, and follow up with a 2-day guided practice class.” Day 1 : Nov. 10 (Fri.) : Dharma Talk : The Chan Whip for a better Gongfu – Linji (臨濟), Han Shan (寒山), Dahui (大慧宗杲), common threads of […]
Gilbert Gutierrez will speak on “Echo’s of Chan – Linji, Han Shan, Hsu Yun, common threads of the Chan practice on Friday night, and follow up with a 2-day guided practice class.” Day 1 : Dharma Talk : Jun 24 (Fri.) Echo’s of Chan– Linji (臨濟), Han Shan (寒山), Hsu Yun (Empty Cloud /虛雲), common […]
Chanting a Buddha’s or Bodhisattva’s name repeatedly is a form of Chan (Zen) practice, to help us develop meditative concentration. And by chanting the name of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guan Yin ), who is the embodiment of Compassion, we also cultivate our own innate compassionate mind, so that we may better help others who are in need. Join us in the practice of chanting Guan Yin’s name, and learn how to become Guan Yin ourselves!
Take a break from the challenges of a busy work week and re-energize your mind on the cushion with other practitioners […]
Learn the concept behind Chan (Zen) Meditation and put it to use in a guided meditation retreat — a 2-Day event. To gain full benefits of Chan (Zen) practice, one must know the correct method and understand the concepts behind it. DAY 1: A Workshop on Meditation Methods: At April 9’s Workshop, Ven. Chang Zhai […]
Our Resident teacher – Iris Wang, will be offering a series of Basic Dharma Classes after our regular morning sitting meditation, starting 11/22. Subject includes Four Noble Truth, 12 Ayatanas, Eight Fold Noble Path, etc […]
Every first Sunday of the month, we offer a more intense group meditation practice with multiple sitting sessions. Anyone is welcome to attend this practice… The silent meditation part of the retreat moving meditation followed by 2 periods of seated meditation with optional walking meditation in between […]
The Chan Workshop provides an opportunity to further one’s meditative practice and learn basic Buddhist teachings in a group setting. Chan, the Chinese pronunciation of Zen, is a Buddhist tradition noted for its directness and emphasis on meditation. Anyone is welcome to attend this practice […]