What we're about

Everything we do, we believe that anyone can reach their fullest potential. And that the collective actualization of such from each of us can transform into greater goodness for our society.

We are actualizing this through our educational programs (https://www.dropbox.com/s/hay2du5wqyy1x10/A%20bit%20about%20our%20programs.pdf?dl=0) of the Chan (https://www.ddmbasf.org/theeffects) (Chinese Zen) teachings and practice, taking each person by their hands, progressing at their own pace, integrating into their daily life, and “sharing the good stuff” with others, week after week, year after year.

Our programs (https://www.dropbox.com/s/hay2du5wqyy1x10/A%20bit%20about%20our%20programs.pdf?dl=0) are simple to learn and the practices are easy to apply in day to day scenarios.

• Weekly Group Meditation (http://www.ddmbasf.org/registration/sunday_group_meditation) sessions* (open to all): 9am to 12pm every Saturdays (check our calendar (https://www.ddmbasf.org/calendar))

• Monthly Introductory Meditation Workshops (https://www.ddmbasf.org/registration/2019_meditation_introductory_workshop)* (open to all, beginners) (check our calendar (https://www.ddmbasf.org/calendar))

• Quarterly Foundational Meditation Workshops (https://www.ddmbasf.org/registration/2018_MeditationFoundationalWorkshop)* (beginners, refresher for experienced) (check our calendar (https://www.ddmbasf.org/calendar))

• Meditation Retreats (http://www.ddmbasf.org/dharma/201511_GuoJianFaShi_Sharing1)* (deepening your meditation practice)

• Tea Chan (http://www.ddmbasf.org/node/831)*, Hiking Meditation (http://www.ddmbasf.org/dharma/201508_Sharing1)*, Camping Meditation (http://www.ddmbasf.org/dharma/201605_CampingChen_Sharing2)* (integrating Chan in daily life)

* Check calendar for more events (http://www.ddmbasf.org/calendar)

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Meditation Group Session (open to everyone)

Dharma Drum Mountain Chan/Zen Meditation Center

About Us: (https://www.meetup.com/Go2DDM/) Register here (https://www.ddmbasf.org/registration/sunday_group_meditation) Meditation Group Session (open to everyone) Every Saturday (barring cancellation): 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Come! Come practice and learn together with us, while building camaraderie, diligence and having fun. Family and friends are welcome to join. Explore the journey of self-mastery through Chan Meditation (https://www.ddmbasf.org/theeffects). Typical schedule (subject to variation): 9:00 am – 9:30 am: settling down, relaxation 9:30 am – 10:10 am: self-massage, guided “meditation through movement” 10:10 am – 10:30 am: break and social 10:30 am – 11:30 am: breakout sessions – your choice of one: * 1-to-1, 1-to-few guidance/interactions, casual Q&As, practical daily applications * Two 30-minute sittings (with mindful yoga or walking meditation in between) 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: group sharing/learning, and wrap-up These sessions are for everyone: * For the explorers/beginners - who may need one-to-one, one-to-few guidance/interactions, casual discussions on practical daily applications, and practices * For the experienced - who knows what to do and understands the power of group setting to deepen their practice Why practice in a group setting? * To be good at anything, we need to practice. And practice regularly. * The best way to learn and practice meditation is in a group setting. * In a group setting, we can assist one another and benefit from each other’s experience and wisdom. * The synergy of the group process also accelerates learning and deepens our meditation practices. * To that effect, these sessions are being iterative-ly refined for the explorers, beginners and experienced practitioners who could benefit from this supportive mechanism. Note: please wear comfortable and loose clothing to keep body warm and relaxed.

Meditation Group Session (open to everyone)

Dharma Drum Mountain Chan/Zen Meditation Center

About Us: (https://www.meetup.com/Go2DDM/) Register here (https://www.ddmbasf.org/registration/sunday_group_meditation) Meditation Group Session (open to everyone) Every Saturday (barring cancellation): 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Come! Come practice and learn together with us, while building camaraderie, diligence and having fun. Family and friends are welcome to join. Explore the journey of self-mastery through Chan Meditation (https://www.ddmbasf.org/theeffects). Typical schedule (subject to variation): 9:00 am – 9:30 am: settling down, relaxation 9:30 am – 10:10 am: self-massage, guided “meditation through movement” 10:10 am – 10:30 am: break and social 10:30 am – 11:30 am: breakout sessions – your choice of one: * 1-to-1, 1-to-few guidance/interactions, casual Q&As, practical daily applications * Two 30-minute sittings (with mindful yoga or walking meditation in between) 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: group sharing/learning, and wrap-up These sessions are for everyone: * For the explorers/beginners - who may need one-to-one, one-to-few guidance/interactions, casual discussions on practical daily applications, and practices * For the experienced - who knows what to do and understands the power of group setting to deepen their practice Why practice in a group setting? * To be good at anything, we need to practice. And practice regularly. * The best way to learn and practice meditation is in a group setting. * In a group setting, we can assist one another and benefit from each other’s experience and wisdom. * The synergy of the group process also accelerates learning and deepens our meditation practices. * To that effect, these sessions are being iterative-ly refined for the explorers, beginners and experienced practitioners who could benefit from this supportive mechanism. Note: please wear comfortable and loose clothing to keep body warm and relaxed.

Meditation Group Session (open to everyone)

Dharma Drum Mountain Chan/Zen Meditation Center

About Us: (https://www.meetup.com/Go2DDM/) Register here (https://www.ddmbasf.org/registration/sunday_group_meditation) Meditation Group Session (open to everyone) Every Saturday (barring cancellation): 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Come! Come practice and learn together with us, while building camaraderie, diligence and having fun. Family and friends are welcome to join. Explore the journey of self-mastery through Chan Meditation (https://www.ddmbasf.org/theeffects). Typical schedule (subject to variation): 9:00 am – 9:30 am: settling down, relaxation 9:30 am – 10:10 am: self-massage, guided “meditation through movement” 10:10 am – 10:30 am: break and social 10:30 am – 11:30 am: breakout sessions – your choice of one: * 1-to-1, 1-to-few guidance/interactions, casual Q&As, practical daily applications * Two 30-minute sittings (with mindful yoga or walking meditation in between) 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: group sharing/learning, and wrap-up These sessions are for everyone: * For the explorers/beginners - who may need one-to-one, one-to-few guidance/interactions, casual discussions on practical daily applications, and practices * For the experienced - who knows what to do and understands the power of group setting to deepen their practice Why practice in a group setting? * To be good at anything, we need to practice. And practice regularly. * The best way to learn and practice meditation is in a group setting. * In a group setting, we can assist one another and benefit from each other’s experience and wisdom. * The synergy of the group process also accelerates learning and deepens our meditation practices. * To that effect, these sessions are being iterative-ly refined for the explorers, beginners and experienced practitioners who could benefit from this supportive mechanism. Note: please wear comfortable and loose clothing to keep body warm and relaxed.

Meditation Introductory Workshop (Free)

Dharma Drum Mountain Chan/Zen Meditation Center

About Us: (https://www.meetup.com/Go2DDM/) Register Here: (https://www.ddmbasf.org/registration/2019_meditation_introductory_workshop) Chan Meditation Workshop Series - for the Busy and the Stressed …Bring Meditation into Everyday Life… Busy? Stressed? Fatigued? And no time to enjoy life? These are just few of the many side-effects feeling by the norm nowadays. Life doesn’t have to be that way. When was the last time that you decompressed completely, felt relaxed and refreshed with total enjoyment? Would you do that more often if you have the time? What if there are simple concepts and methods that you can learn, practice, and build on, to feeling calm, relaxed and anew, wherever and whenever you need? And, at the same time, enabling your surroundings to be a better place to live - because you are better! Yes, this is all very doable and completely dependent on the decisions you make and the efforts you put in through time into something very meaningful and worthwhile, called Chan Meditation. Come! Come join us and embarking on a journey of self-mastery through Chan Meditation with the destination for humanity! Dharma Drum Mountain in Fremont welcomes you to attend our Chan Meditation Workshop Series. These interactive workshops focus on interlacing short segments of concepts/methods with hands-on practices to maximize your learning while enabling you to connect the learning into practical daily life applications. In this upcoming Introductory Workshop (2 to 2.5 hours, depending on participant Q&A), we will guide you through the basic tenets of sitting meditation, including proper bodily posture (while sitting on the cushion or chair), relaxation, and an effective concentration method. This introductory workshop is a good preparation for the Foundational Workshop. Note: please wear comfortable and loose clothing to keep body warm and relaxed. This event is free. Donations are welcome and appreciated. Registration is required as workshop group size is limited to ensure full facilitation and participation.

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