Sat, Oct 21|
DDM Toronto Centre
The Dharma Gate of Chan Meditation
Delivered by Ven. Guo Xing, DDM Chan Hall Master and one of Master Sheng Yen’s Dharma heirs. in Mandarin with English simultaneous interpretation.
Time & Location
Oct 21, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
DDM Toronto Centre, 1025 McNicoll Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 3W6, Canada
About the Event
The lecture is delivered in Chinese 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.