Sat, Oct 21|
DDM Toronto Centre
Guan Yin Ceremony
Chanting in Chinese with Pingyin liturgy, Dharma talk by Ven. Guo Xing with English interpretation
Time & Location
Oct 21, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT
DDM Toronto Centre, 1025 McNicoll Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 3W6, Canada
About the Event
The Guan Yin ( Avalokitesvara Boddhisatva ) ceremony is a chanting event in Chinese. Pingyin liturgy will be available for English speakers to follow. Dharma talk by Ven. Guo Xing with English interpretation
Venerable Guo Xing （Guo Xing Fashi）
Born in 1953 in Kaohsiung,Taiwan, Venerable Guo Xing followed Master Sheng Yen, the Founder of Dharma Drum Mountain, and has practiced Chan since 1984. He became a monastic in 1986 and, later, a Dharma heir of Master Sheng Yen in 2005. He was the guiding teacher of Nung Chan Monastery meditation group and the Meditation Promotion Centre in Taiwan, as well as the Abbot of Chan Meditation Center and Dharma Drum Retreat Center in New York. The Venerable is currently the Vice Abbot of DDM, the Chan Practice Center Managing Director, and the Chan Hall Master.
The Venerable said his life came late after becoming a monk at the age of 33. Upon becoming a monastic, he mastered the Chinese Buddhism classics and the mind cultivation method of the Chan school.. Since 2011, he has led numerous meditation retreats applying the methods of Samatha-Vipasyana, Silent Illumination, and Huatou in Taiwan, the United States, Canada, Australia, Moscow, Poland, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.. The Venerable promulgates the dharma of no-self as taught in the Surangama Sutra, the Complete Enlightenment Sutra, the Vimalakirti Sutra, and the Sixth Patriarch's Platform Sutra, to people from all over the world.