SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Free One-day Chinese Zen Meditation Retreat (All Levels, Lunch Provided)

Saturday, February 20, 2016 @ 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM

Dharma Drum Mountain Chan/Zen Meditation Center
255 H Street,
Fremont, CA

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This is the first of the three hands-on Chan Meditation Learning Series in 2016, Practicing Chan with the Essential Fundamentals, which sets a solid foundation for Gilbert’s subsequent teachings for you to become introduced to more advanced methods of Chan practice, such as Silent Illumination (2 of 3 on 4/22 & 4/23) and Huatou (3 of 3 on 9/16 & 9/17.) With these Learning Series, you will discover which of the methods you have the greatest affinity with, and it can become your core practice in daily life.

For this first not-to-be missed weekend, Gilbert will discuss the essential points of the Chan Meditation practice. You will learn the fundamental methods of relaxation and concentration, and fully settle your body and mind. You will come away with a better understanding of what the proper meditation practice is and why it works. We will practice meditation throughout the one-day retreat under Gilbert’s guidance.

Cost: Free ($50 suggested donation)