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One Day Meditation Retreat

Led by Ven. Guo Xing in Chinese with English interpretation. Prior registration required.

Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 1:00:00 p.m. UTC

Time and Location

October 22, 2023 at 1:00:00 p.m.

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


This One Day retreat will be led by Ven. Guo Xing (Guo Xing Fashi) 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. Silent 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 observe retreat etiquette and make prior arrangements to avoid distractions and interruptions during the retreat period.

The day's practice consists of sitting meditation, walking meditation, eight-form moving meditation, Dharma talks and meditation guidance, and work practice. In between, there will be light physical exercises and simple stretching yoga.

Retreat Teacher:Ven. Guo Xing, DDM Chan Hall Master. Dharma talks will be delivered in Mandarin Chinese with English interpretation. Ven. Guo Xing speaks Chinese and English.

Registration: Click the “Register” button and submit the filled form. Admission is subject to capacity availability and will be notified within 5 days. Please let us know should there be any food allergies, and/or request for a fee reduction due to affordability concerns.

Fee: $60 payable upon admission notice. Please note “Retreat Fee” and the attendee name at the time of payment. Vegetarian lunch is included with the retreat fee.

Email 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.

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, shorts or tank tops. Do not use perfumes, colognes, or cosmetics. No cell phone, reading, note-taking, or recording during retreat.

Venerable Guo Xing

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.

October 22, 2023 at 1:00:00 p.m.

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