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Chan Buddhist Meditation Lectures
Chan Buddhist Meditation Lectures

Sat, May 04



Chan Buddhist Meditation Lectures

Thirty-one essential guidelines in Chapter Words of Warnings to Beginners in Chan Practice from Chan Buddhist Meditation by Chan Master Boshan Wuyi (1575-1630); Delivered in Mandarin with English interpretation by Ven. Chang Yuan, the Director of the Dharma Drum Retreat Center, New York.

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Time & Location

May 04, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Toronto, 1025 McNicoll Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 3W6, Canada

About the Event

Chan Buddhist Meditation is a collection of teachings about Chan Investigation by Chan Master Boshan Wuyi (1575-1630) of the Caodong School in Ming Dynasty.

Ven.  Chang Yuan (aka  Chang Yuan Fashi ) will deliver a series of dharma talks of thirty-one essential guidelines from Chapter Words of Warnings to Beginners in Chan Practice.  Drawing from his own meditation experiences in Chan Hall, Ven. Chang Yuan will direct participants to the correct approaches in Chan practice as taught by Chan Master Boshan. Although Chan Buddhist Meditation is concise, it can be difficult for practitioners to grasp its meaning without proper guidance. With Venerable Chang Yuan's explanations, participants aspiring to engage in Chan practice shall clarify any uncertainties and benefit from the teachings.

  • In-person event; conducted in Chinese with English simultaneous interpretation.
  • Live Q&A
  • Twenty-minute of work practice in the Centre after each session

Time: 14 sessions on Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on May 4, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and Aug 3, 10.

Registration: Online registration. Assistance with registration is available during opening hours of the Centre upon request.

Reference books:

1, Chan Buddhist Meditation by Boshan Wuyi

Translated by Thomas Cleary

2, Getting The Buddha Mind by Chan Master Sheng Yen 

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