This group represents an effort to help English speakers learn about Buddhism here in Taiwan -- both in terms of history and active groups with centers primarily in TaiPei and surrounding areas, although some Meetups will also be in TaiZhong. Information will also be shared about English meetings of Buddhist groups all over Taiwan. This group is meant to make Buddhism accessible to English speakers, and not to only share events concerning one group, school, or location.
Taiwan has a rich history of Buddhist practice. Taiwan's first Buddhist temple was built in the 1600s, and it is now home to several active groups with centers all over the world.
This Meetup group is coordinated at the moment by EJ, who has been studying with Chung Tai for about 9 years and has also been active with Dharma Drum Mountain. EJ is just a lay (Chan) Buddhist, but some events will involve meeting with Dharma masters and will be either conducted in English or have English translation available. Other events will be walking or biking/public transit tours to visit Buddhist sites.