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One Day Mindful Buddha Name Retreat

Led by Ven. Guo Xing, DDM Chan Hall Master, In-Person Event, Prior Registration Requirement

Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 1:30:00 p.m. UTC

Time and Location

August 28, 2022 at 1:30:00 p.m.

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


The Mindful Buddha Name Retreat is a Chan practice by reciting the Buddha’s name without a seeking mind. Not attached to any rising thoughts and appearing phenomena, one enters Samadhi and is mindful of Buddha all the time.

Retreat Teacher:Ven. Guo Xing, DDM Chan Hall Master

Registration: Prior registration is required for this in person retreat at the Centre.

Fee:  $60  Payable after registration.  Please note “Program Fee” and the attendee name upon payment. Any payment over $60 will be treated as donation.  

Notes: Masking required during the retreat. Wear comfortable clothing, no shorts or tank tops. Vegetarian lunch will be provided for attendees. Please remember to specify any food allergy at registration.

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.

August 28, 2022 at 1:30:00 p.m.

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