College Student Chan Workshop
Join us to become a part of a friendly and spiritual environment to learn about Ch'an Buddhism. Share your experience and form a meaningful connection with your peers. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and earn a scholarship. The program also includes an opportunity to visit DDM Taiwan or the Retreat Center in New York during summer 2024.
Open to high school seniors, full-time college undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates under 28 years of age.
We are excited to announce that the Chan Workshops will begin on Sep. 17th. This semester Chang Jung Fa shi will introduce us to more basic Buddhist terms. Then we are fortunate to have Chang Ji Fashi for another of her interesting and popular Dharma Talks. There are two new speaker Fashi who will offer their sharing to us: one is Yenhe Fashi from Vancouver. We also have a two day in-person fully sponsored workshop in LA Center during the winter break.
Six Zoom Meetings . 9/17. 10/1. 10/15. 10/29. 11/12. 12/3 Sunday 6:30- 8pm (PST)
Three-Five volunteer hours .
Two day in-person winter workshop
Venerable Chang Ji was ordained as a nun under Dharma Drum Mountain in 2004. In her role as the International Affairs Special Assistant to the late Most Venerable Master Sheng Yen, founder of Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, she participated in many international conferences, including the World Economic Forum, World Bank, as well as meetings at the United Nations, etc. She is committed to teaching the tenets of contemplative action to young adults worldwide and has led many youth leadership workshops and meditation retreats to this effect. She has been a facilitator in programs for young leaders in conflict and post-conflict areas from Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and Cambodia, and works to spread awareness of Spiritual Environmentalism as taught by her teacher, the late Most Venerable Master Sheng Yen to young people all over the world.
Venerable Chang Zhong holds a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures from National Taiwan University. After that, she completed a 6-year monastic training program at Chan Department at Dharma Drum Mountain Sangha University and was ordained as a nun in 2009. She was in charge of the Chan Meditation Group for nine years at Nung Chan Monastery, the largest affiliation of DDM in Taipei City in Taiwan. Currently, she is a graduate student at the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. Her research interest is Chinese Chan Buddhism.
Venerable Yan He had been volunteering in different positions in Dharma Drum Youth Group prior to join the sangha community in 2013. In addition, her experience in DDM Activities Planning Division has also prepared her well to mentor and lead the Dharma Drum Young People Group in Vancouver. She is dedicated to her mission of helping young people explore and develop their potential, and supporting one another. In addition to mentoring young people community, Venerable Yan He takes lead of the organic farm initiative to promote sustainable farming and healthy eating. She is committed to the work of re-connecting people with nature and together making the world a better place.