Sun, May 14|
DDM Toronto Centre
One Day Meditation Retreat
Led by Ven. Chang Wu in Chinese with English interpretation. In Person Only.
Time & Location
May 14, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
DDM Toronto Centre, 1025 McNicoll Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 3W6, Canada
About the Event
This One Day retreat will be led by Ven. Chang Wu in Mandarin Chinese, with English simultaneous interpretation.
The One Day Retreat is a silent meditation retreat that is best suited for sincere, dedicated, and experienced meditation practitioners who are searching for answers to the fundamental questions of life. Such a retreat allows participants more time to deeply immerse themselves in practice under the guidance of a seasoned and knowledgeable teacher. To support retreat participants’ devotion to practice, participants are asked to make prior arrangements to avoid distractions and interruptions during the retreat period.
The day's practice consists of a series of sitting meditation periods, Dharma talks and meditation guidance, walking meditation, eight-form moving meditation, and work practice. In between, there will be light physical exercises and simple stretching yoga.
Retreat Teacher：Ven. Chang Wu. Dharma talks will be delivered in Mandarin Chinese, with simultaneous English interpretation available. Ven. Chang Wu speaks both Chinese and English.
Fee: $60 payable upon admission notice. Please note “Retreat Fee” and the attendee name at the time of payment. Payments over $60 are treated as donations. Payments less than $60 due to financial affordability are accepted. Vegetarian lunch is included with the retreat fee.
Registration: Click the “Register” button and submit the filled form. Admission is subject to capacity availability. Please let us know should there be any food allergies, and/or request for a fee reduction due to affordability concerns.
Email email@example.com to follow up should you have any questions. In addition, please let us know as soon as possible should you need to cancel your registration, so that a spot can be freed up for another retreat participant.
Notes: The Centre provides meditation mats/round cushions/towels. Wear clothing suitable for sitting meditation; namely loose and comfortable clothes with neutral colours. No form-fitting pants or tank tops. Do not use perfumes, colognes, or cosmetics. No cell phone, reading, note-taking, or recording during retreat.
Venerable Chang Wu ( aka Chang Wu Fashi)
Venerable Chang Wu is the Abbess of Dharma Drum Mountain(DDM) Toronto Centre and Vancouver Centre.
Venerable Chang Wu began practicing Chan Buddhism with Master Sheng Yen in 1993, while she was a business professional in New York holding an MBA. In 2000, she joined the DDM monastic sangha while continuing to deepen her practice and understanding of Buddhism. Later, during her four-year stay in Taiwan, she gained new experiences through the publication and translation of Buddhist books.
Since over a decade ago, she has been actively leading retreats and giving Dharma talks in various cities in Canada, the United States, England, and Switzerland. In addition, she has often been invited to participate in inter-religious panels, end-of-life care dialogue, and some academic conferences.