Chan meditation is a holistic discipline that cultivates the mind through three stages: concentrated mind, unified mind, no-mind.
Beginner’s Meditation Workshop
This 4-part Beginner’s Meditation Workshop covers the prerequisite conditions when preparing for meditation, proper sitting postures, techniques for relaxation, and basic methods of concentration. Plus other supporting techniques to regulate the body, mind, and spirit such as self-massage, yoga exercises, and daily mindfulness techniques. In this workshop you will not only learn sitting meditation but also breathing, walking, standing and sleeping meditation.
Through gentle, guided meditation in a group setting, practitioners learn the foundations of uniting body, breath and mind, particularly through relaxation practice and moving meditation practice. Furthermore, the collective practice of meditation allows practitioners to benefit others with their practice, as well as share their experiences and understanding of meditation with like-minded, caring practitioners.
Meditation retreats provide practitioners opportunities to strengthen and deepen the practice. Anyone who has taken the beginner’s meditation workshop or have previous experience in Chan/Zen practice are welcome to join.
- Fri, Sep 22Bliss Haven RetreatsSep 22, 7:00 p.m. EDT – Sep 25, 3:00 p.m. EDTBliss Haven Retreats, 1028 Canal Bank Rd, Dunnville, ON N1A 2W5, CanadaSep 22, 7:00 p.m. EDT – Sep 25, 3:00 p.m. EDTBliss Haven Retreats, 1028 Canal Bank Rd, Dunnville, ON N1A 2W5, CanadaLed by Ven. Guo Yuan, Abbot of Dharma Drum Retreat Centre in Pine Bush, New York and one of Master Sheng Yen’s Dharma heirs. A residence silent meditation retreat, following the Chan Buddhism tradition, best for sincere, dedicated and experienced meditation practitioners.
- Multiple DatesWed, Sep 27DDM Toronto Centre & ZoomSep 27, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.DDM Toronto Centre & Zoom, 1025 McNicoll Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 3W6, Canada
- Multiple DatesSun, Oct 01DDM Toronto CentreOct 01, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDTDDM Toronto Centre, 1025 McNicoll Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 3W6, Canada
- Multiple DatesFri, Oct 06Multi-Faith Centre, Quiet Room (3rd FL.)Oct 06, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Multi-Faith Centre, Quiet Room (3rd FL.), 569 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5S, Canada