“Chan takes simple normal living as its basis, lessening afflictions as its purpose, being relaxed and at ease.  One does not regret the past; rather, one actively prepares for the future, moving steadily ahead while being fully in the present.  These are the benefits of practicing Chan.” 
“Liberated in Stillness and Motion” – Master Sheng Yen

Weekly Meetings (EMD)

In addition to events held in Mandarin Chinese, we also host weekly meditation and discussion sessions for our English-speaking community. We often refer to these as “EMD” (English-language Meditation and Discussion). Anyone interested in learning about Chan meditation or Chan Buddhism is welcome to participate. Start with one or both of our weekly meditation practice programs, depending on what is most suitable and convenient for you.

Meditation and Book Study

Saturday 9am-12pm

Zoom ID 700 865 116

Join us for guided moving meditation and seated meditation, followed by book reading and group discussion. The emphasis of the book study is on better understanding Buddhist concepts and putting them into practice.

The 2nd Saturday of every month will be a half-day retreat. Upcoming Retreats: 10/9.

Meditation and Discussion

Sunday 10am-12pm

Zoom ID 453 020 4530

Welcome to the Sunday discussion group, which emphasizes the practical application of Buddhist concepts to daily life. We begin with guided moving meditation and seated meditation followed by a short video and group discussion.

Both of these weekly sessions usually begin with Moving Meditation. This is followed by sitting meditation (about 30-45 minutes). After sitting meditation, we read a portion of a book or watch a short video of a talk from the founder of Dharma Drum Mountain, Master Sheng Yen. This is followed by an open discussion where all participants are welcome to share their thoughts and ask questions.

*Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to all meetings.

The 4th Sunday of every month will be Dharma sharing by monastic.



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