Sunday Chan Workshop

ACTIVITY OUTLINE

  • 08:30am – 09:00am : Eight Form Moving Meditation
  • 09:00am – 09:45am : Sitting Meditation
  • 09:45am – 10:00am : Morning Service
  • 10:00am – 11:30am : Dharma Study
  • 11:30am – 12:30am : Lunch Social
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. Some meditation experience is helpful, though not required.

The Chan workshop is held every Sunday morning from 8:30 to 11:30 (extra sitting session on first Sunday of the month, please see ‘Half-Day Retreat‘ for details). The class begins with Dharma Drum’s Eight Form Moving Meditation (a mix of yoga movements to loosen up the body and calm the mind). It is directly followed by a period of seated meditation.

What is the precise relationship between meditation and enlightenment? Between Chan and meditation? And just what is enlightenment? How do we carry the calmness, clarity, wisdom, and compassion experienced during meditation into our daily lives? Is happiness even possible in our harried modern world? Chan often speaks of the emptiness of all phenomenon. What is emptiness? Does it mean that nothing exists? What else distinguishes Chan from other branches of Buddhism? And what are the original teachings of the enlightened Buddha?

Answering these challenging questions necessitates a firm foundation in basic Buddhist teachings. To this end, in a discussion that usually follows the sitting, we actively explore these and other topics in the context of basic Dharma, teachings of Buddha. Techniques of meditation are also examined. Readings serve as a springboard to launch our learning while discussions refine and deepen our understanding.

2016 Basic Dharma Class:more info
Every 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, we will be offering a series of Basic Dharma classes immediately after group meditation practice. (Classes will be conducted in English.)

Lunch is free, potluck style, only vegetarian dishes with no eggs, garlic or onion is served.

Please email Iris Wang with any questions: iwang123@yahoo.com


NOTES:

  • Shoes are not allowed within the meditation center. For your comfort, we recommend wearing clean socks and loose clothing in layers for meditation.

Upcoming Chan Workshops & other Group Meditation sessions:

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Group Meditation – Tuesday Night 06:00 PM
Group Meditation – Tuesday Night
Aug 1 @ 06:00 PM
Group Meditation - Tuesday Night
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:00pm – 06:40pm : Sitting Meditation 06:40pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation 07:40pm : Dharma Sharing Doors open at 6:00 pm. for extra sitting time,[...]
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Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday 06:15 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
Aug 2 @ 06:15 PM – 07:45 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:15pm : Door Opens 06:30pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation (30-minute, plus prep times) 07:40pm – 08:15pm : Group Discussion / Dharma Sharing A chance[...]
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Chan Workshop 08:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
Aug 6 @ 08:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 08:30am – 09:00am : Eight Form Moving Meditation 09:00am – 09:45am : Sitting Meditation 09:45am – 10:00am : Morning Service 10:00am – 11:30am : Book Study 11:30am – 12:30am : Lunch Social
Half-Day Retreat 半日禪 08:30 AM
Half-Day Retreat 半日禪
Aug 6 @ 08:30 AM – 10:50 AM
Half-Day Retreat 半日禪
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 08:30am – 09:00am : Eight Form Moving Meditation 09:00am – 09:45am : Sitting Meditation 09:45am – 10:15am : Walking Meditation 10:15am – 11:00am : Sitting Meditation 11:00am – 12:00am : Chanting Chan 12:00am[...]
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Group Meditation – Tuesday Night 06:00 PM
Group Meditation – Tuesday Night
Aug 8 @ 06:00 PM
Group Meditation - Tuesday Night
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:00pm – 06:40pm : Sitting Meditation 06:40pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation 07:40pm : Dharma Sharing Doors open at 6:00 pm. for extra sitting time,[...]
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Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday 06:15 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
Aug 9 @ 06:15 PM – 07:45 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:15pm : Door Opens 06:30pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation (30-minute, plus prep times) 07:40pm – 08:15pm : Group Discussion / Dharma Sharing A chance[...]
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Chan Workshop 08:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
Aug 13 @ 08:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 08:30am – 09:00am : Eight Form Moving Meditation 09:00am – 09:45am : Sitting Meditation 09:45am – 10:00am : Morning Service 10:00am – 11:30am : Book Study 11:30am – 12:30am : Lunch Social
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Group Meditation – Tuesday Night 06:00 PM
Group Meditation – Tuesday Night
Aug 15 @ 06:00 PM
Group Meditation - Tuesday Night
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:00pm – 06:40pm : Sitting Meditation 06:40pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation 07:40pm : Dharma Sharing Doors open at 6:00 pm. for extra sitting time,[...]
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Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday 06:15 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
Aug 16 @ 06:15 PM – 07:45 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:15pm : Door Opens 06:30pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation (30-minute, plus prep times) 07:40pm – 08:15pm : Group Discussion / Dharma Sharing A chance[...]
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Chan Workshop 08:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
Aug 20 @ 08:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 08:30am – 09:00am : Eight Form Moving Meditation 09:00am – 09:45am : Sitting Meditation 09:45am – 10:00am : Morning Service 10:00am – 11:30am : Book Study 11:30am – 12:30am : Lunch Social
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Group Meditation – Tuesday Night 06:00 PM
Group Meditation – Tuesday Night
Aug 22 @ 06:00 PM
Group Meditation - Tuesday Night
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:00pm – 06:40pm : Sitting Meditation 06:40pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation 07:40pm : Dharma Sharing Doors open at 6:00 pm. for extra sitting time,[...]
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Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday 06:15 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
Aug 23 @ 06:15 PM – 07:45 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:15pm : Door Opens 06:30pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation (30-minute, plus prep times) 07:40pm – 08:15pm : Group Discussion / Dharma Sharing A chance[...]
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Chan Workshop 08:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
Aug 27 @ 08:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Chan Workshop @ DDMBA Chicago Meditation Center
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 08:30am – 09:00am : Eight Form Moving Meditation 09:00am – 09:45am : Sitting Meditation 09:45am – 10:00am : Morning Service 10:00am – 11:30am : Book Study 11:30am – 12:30am : Lunch Social
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Group Meditation – Tuesday Night 06:00 PM
Group Meditation – Tuesday Night
Aug 29 @ 06:00 PM
Group Meditation - Tuesday Night
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:00pm – 06:40pm : Sitting Meditation 06:40pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation 07:40pm : Dharma Sharing Doors open at 6:00 pm. for extra sitting time,[...]
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Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday 06:15 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
Aug 30 @ 06:15 PM – 07:45 PM
Group Meditation : Chicago Wednesday @ The Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
ACTIVITY OUTLINE 06:15pm : Door Opens 06:30pm – 07:00pm : Eight Form Moving Meditation 07:00pm – 07:40pm : Sitting Meditation (30-minute, plus prep times) 07:40pm – 08:15pm : Group Discussion / Dharma Sharing A chance[...]
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