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.
- Multiple DatesTue, May 30Zoom
- Multiple DatesWed, May 31DDM Toronto Centre & Zoom
- Multiple DatesFri, Jun 02Multi-Faith Centre, Quiet Room (3rd FL.)
- Multiple DatesSun, Jun 11DDM Toronto Centre