What we're about
What is Chan Meditation:
Chan is a form of Buddhism that originated in China. It was transmitted to Japan where it became known as Zen, the name most familiar to Westerners. For more than 1,000 years, the Chan school of Buddhism has been teaching simple but powerful meditative techniques to relax the body and mind, clear away scattered thoughts and gain inner strength and peace.
The ultimate goal of Chan is the realization of one’s true nature and the expression of this realization in our interactions with others. The goal is nothing less than the attainment of our full potential as Buddhas — the embodiment of wisdom and compassion.
Who are We:
As part of Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM) that is a worldwide Buddhist organization, Dharma Drum Vancouver Centre (DDVC) welcome all who seek freedom of mind and heart to practice Chan Buddhism with us. Our experienced monastic and lay teachers offer guidance in Chan meditation practice. While the context is the Buddha’s teaching, these practices are universal in scope. They help to develop awareness and calm within ourselves, and to lead a life of cultivating compassion and wisdom.
People of like minds from all walks of life come to practice Chan, receive support from the community, deepen their understanding of themselves, and learn to live in harmony with others and nature. In light of this realization, we hope to bring peace and happiness to the world.
Our Meditation Practice and Retreats:
We offer many meditation retreats such as one-day, or seven-day meditation retreat throughout the year. Most retreats require you to complete the Beginner's Meditation Class ($40) with us or equivalent. I encourage you to sign up for these Beginner's class once they become available.
Our activities, such as meditation and events are either free or by donation, unless stated otherwise.
Our center is located in Richmond. As well, we have meditation classes across the Great Vancouver.
Find Us Online:
For youth (Vancouver)
New York: http://www.ddmba.org/
* All events are organized by DDVC.
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