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The Dharma Gate of Guanyin

Delivered in Mandarin by Ven. Guo Yuan, Abbot of Dharma Drum Retreat Centre in Pine Bush, New York and one of Master Sheng Yen’s Dharma heirs.

Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 5:00:00 p.m. UTC

Time and Location

October 1, 2023 at 5:00:00 p.m.

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


Guanyin is the Chinese translation of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.  This talk is about the practice of Guanyin. 

While the talk will be delivered in Mandarin, English simultaneous interpretation can be arranged if required.  

You are welcome to email should you wish to attend and need English interpretation. 


Venerable Guo Yuan (aka Guo Yuan Fashi), Abbot of Dharma Drum Retreat Center in New York

In 1985, Guo Yuan Fashi encountered Master Sheng Yen’s teachings while attending a seven-day retreat in New York. He became a disciple before finally leaving his job in Toronto, Canada, to become a monk in the Chan tradition. He was ordained in 1987 in Taiwan. Then, for over twenty years, he accompanied and worked as translator to Master Sheng Yen in various Chan meditation retreats around the world. In 1991, he studied Theravada Buddhism for a year in Thailand. Upon his return, Guo Yuan Fashi was elected abbot of both the Chan Meditation Center (CMC) in Queens and the Dharma Drum Retreat Center (DDRC) in Pine Bush, New York. His responsibilities include attending interfaith services, teaching meditation, and giving lectures on Buddhism. In 2006, he became the director of the International Chan Retreat Center in Dharma Drum Mountain, Taiwan. In 2016, he returned to Pine Bush to become once again the abbot of DDRC. Fluent in Mandarin, Vietnamese, and English, he leads Chan retreat in many countries around the world.

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October 1, 2023 at 5:00:00 p.m.

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