What we're about

We are an association of Buddhist practitioners who cultivate in order to help others, not only to help ourselves. We meet every weekend to meditate, listen to Sutra lectures by Dharma Master YongHua, and enjoy vegetarian lunch. All our programs are offered free of charge and are open to all who would like to join at Lu Mountain Temple and Wei Mountain Temple in Rosemead.

We specialize in using the Chan (Chinese for Zen) training techniques in order to increase our concentration power (Samadhi), whether in sitting or walking meditation. As our concentration grows stronger, our minds become calmer, less stressed, and more focused, enabling us to not only be healthier, but also function more effectively at whatever we put our minds to.

Most of the Buddhist teachings that made it to the West have been trimmed down to suit Western culture. However, we believe that much were lost in this paring down, and we do our best to cultivate the full range of the Mahayana Dharma, as it was brought to the West from China by Great Master Xuan Hua in the 1960s.

We believe that through hard work, the proper methods of practice, and guidance from a wise adviser, everyone who cultivates should be able to make real progress. Master YongHua’s teachings are based on the traditional Buddhist Sutras and a careful understanding of cause and effect, and they provide us with practical methods to improve our lives and become better people.

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.ChanPureland.org ( http://www.chanpureland.org ). Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or simply join us for any part of our regular schedule.

What is Chan Meditation

Chan (called "zen" in Japanese) is the most advanced form of Mahayana Buddhist meditation. We follow the tradition of Wei Yang lineage, one of five Chinese Chan schools transmitted by Grand Dharma Master Hsuan Hua. We adapt Chinese Chan training methods to the Western culture and modern times and call it "American Chan".

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Rosemead-Chan Buddhist Meditation + Dharma Talk + Free Pure Vegetarian Lunch

This class teaches the fundamentals of Chan Buddhist meditation, as taught by Dharma Master YongHua, who has trained as a Buddhist monk in the rigorous techniques of Chan for 20 years. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a Master of Chan meditation. What is Chan Meditation Chan (called "zen" in Japanese) is the most advanced form of Mahayana Buddhist meditation. We follow the tradition of Wei Yang lineage, one of five Chinese Chan schools transmitted by Grand Dharma Master Hsuan Hua. We adapt Chinese Chan training methods to the Western culture and modern times and call it "American Chan". Since 2005, students of American Chan from all walks of life and many continents have been improving steadily from beginner to expert levels, thus enabling them to better cope with the increasing complexities and challenges of modern times. Benefits • Reduce stress • Increase concentration • Improve physical & mental health • Lead a happier, more peaceful life • Restore balance & harmony • Develop wisdom and compassion Please RSVP if you would like to attend. The schedule is: 9-10am: Introduction to Chan Mediation Class (Beginner's class) or Silent sitting meditation (Main Buddha Hall) 10-11am: Dharma Talk 11am-12Noon: Vegetarian Lunch Once you have learned the basics, then you can skip the beginning class and join the full one hour sit that takes place from 9-10am. All programs are donation based. For more information, please contact us through meetup or call: (626)[masked]

Rosemead-Chan Buddhist Meditation + Dharma Talk + Free Pure Vegetarian Lunch

This class teaches the fundamentals of Chan Buddhist meditation, as taught by Dharma Master YongHua, who has trained as a Buddhist monk in the rigorous techniques of Chan for 20 years. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a Master of Chan meditation. What is Chan Meditation Chan (called "zen" in Japanese) is the most advanced form of Mahayana Buddhist meditation. We follow the tradition of Wei Yang lineage, one of five Chinese Chan schools transmitted by Grand Dharma Master Hsuan Hua. We adapt Chinese Chan training methods to the Western culture and modern times and call it "American Chan". Since 2005, students of American Chan from all walks of life and many continents have been improving steadily from beginner to expert levels, thus enabling them to better cope with the increasing complexities and challenges of modern times. Benefits • Reduce stress • Increase concentration • Improve physical & mental health • Lead a happier, more peaceful life • Restore balance & harmony • Develop wisdom and compassion Please RSVP if you would like to attend. The schedule is: 9-10am: Introduction to Chan Mediation Class (Beginner's class) or Silent sitting meditation (Main Buddha Hall) 10-11am: Dharma Talk 11am-12Noon: Vegetarian Lunch Once you have learned the basics, then you can skip the beginning class and join the full one hour sit that takes place from 9-10am. All programs are donation based. For more information, please contact us through meetup or call: (626)[masked]

Rosemead-Chan Buddhist Meditation + Dharma Talk + Free Pure Vegetarian Lunch

This class teaches the fundamentals of Chan Buddhist meditation, as taught by Dharma Master YongHua, who has trained as a Buddhist monk in the rigorous techniques of Chan for 20 years. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a Master of Chan meditation. What is Chan Meditation Chan (called "zen" in Japanese) is the most advanced form of Mahayana Buddhist meditation. We follow the tradition of Wei Yang lineage, one of five Chinese Chan schools transmitted by Grand Dharma Master Hsuan Hua. We adapt Chinese Chan training methods to the Western culture and modern times and call it "American Chan". Since 2005, students of American Chan from all walks of life and many continents have been improving steadily from beginner to expert levels, thus enabling them to better cope with the increasing complexities and challenges of modern times. Benefits • Reduce stress • Increase concentration • Improve physical & mental health • Lead a happier, more peaceful life • Restore balance & harmony • Develop wisdom and compassion Please RSVP if you would like to attend. The schedule is: 9-10am: Introduction to Chan Mediation Class (Beginner's class) or Silent sitting meditation (Main Buddha Hall) 10-11am: Dharma Talk 11am-12Noon: Vegetarian Lunch Once you have learned the basics, then you can skip the beginning class and join the full one hour sit that takes place from 9-10am. All programs are donation based. For more information, please contact us through meetup or call: (626)[masked]

Rosemead-Chan Buddhist Meditation + Dharma Talk + Free Pure Vegetarian Lunch

This class teaches the fundamentals of Chan Buddhist meditation, as taught by Dharma Master YongHua, who has trained as a Buddhist monk in the rigorous techniques of Chan for 20 years. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a Master of Chan meditation. What is Chan Meditation Chan (called "zen" in Japanese) is the most advanced form of Mahayana Buddhist meditation. We follow the tradition of Wei Yang lineage, one of five Chinese Chan schools transmitted by Grand Dharma Master Hsuan Hua. We adapt Chinese Chan training methods to the Western culture and modern times and call it "American Chan". Since 2005, students of American Chan from all walks of life and many continents have been improving steadily from beginner to expert levels, thus enabling them to better cope with the increasing complexities and challenges of modern times. Benefits • Reduce stress • Increase concentration • Improve physical & mental health • Lead a happier, more peaceful life • Restore balance & harmony • Develop wisdom and compassion Please RSVP if you would like to attend. The schedule is: 9-10am: Introduction to Chan Mediation Class (Beginner's class) or Silent sitting meditation (Main Buddha Hall) 10-11am: Dharma Talk 11am-12Noon: Vegetarian Lunch Once you have learned the basics, then you can skip the beginning class and join the full one hour sit that takes place from 9-10am. All programs are donation based. For more information, please contact us through meetup or call: (626)[masked]

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