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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Every Wednesday Online Chan Meditation Class (Zoom)

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Welcome! My name is (Venerable) XianAn from Wei Mountain Temple. I would like to invite you to join my Chan meditation class on Zoom. The style of Chan meditation I will introduce is originated from Mahayana Buddhism which was passed down from the ancient Wei Yang lineage patriarchs in China. I have been training under my teacher, Master YongHua for the past years in the US. I am here to provide the fundamentals of Chan meditation and tips, techniques. I can teach this class in both English and Korean languages. This class is interactive so you can ask questions during the class. Please be prepared of the following: - Wear comfortable clothing, especially loose and/or stretchy pants. - We recommend that your camera is positioned to capture your whole body to show your sitting posture for the best result. - Notify the instructor if you have gone through any major surgeries or have any special health conditions. Please submit any questions to: [masked] Zoom Meeting ID[masked] Join URL: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75705135360 Passcode: chan 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 09:00 PM East Time (US and Canada) 10:00 AM Seoul, South Korea Every week on Wed, until Jun 24, 2020, 8 occurrence Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/upEqd-yprT4pHNT8bSsmdGCoi6WrORiOyUx-/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6tqTsvG9eQsx-HR7YMB4igZ-vztiVego1pxB3WEC1XRSD5P7R1IJ1NGffJ

Every Wednesday Online Chan Meditation Class (Zoom)

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Welcome! My name is (Venerable) XianAn from Wei Mountain Temple. I would like to invite you to join my Chan meditation class on Zoom. The style of Chan meditation I will introduce is originated from Mahayana Buddhism which was passed down from the ancient Wei Yang lineage patriarchs in China. I have been training under my teacher, Master YongHua for the past years in the US. I am here to provide the fundamentals of Chan meditation and tips, techniques. I can teach this class in both English and Korean languages. This class is interactive so you can ask questions during the class. Please be prepared of the following: - Wear comfortable clothing, especially loose and/or stretchy pants. - We recommend that your camera is positioned to capture your whole body to show your sitting posture for the best result. - Notify the instructor if you have gone through any major surgeries or have any special health conditions. Please submit any questions to: [masked] Zoom Meeting ID[masked] Join URL: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75705135360 Passcode: chan 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 09:00 PM East Time (US and Canada) 10:00 AM Seoul, South Korea Every week on Wed, until Jun 24, 2020, 8 occurrence Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/upEqd-yprT4pHNT8bSsmdGCoi6WrORiOyUx-/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6tqTsvG9eQsx-HR7YMB4igZ-vztiVego1pxB3WEC1XRSD5P7R1IJ1NGffJ

Every Wednesday Online Chan Meditation Class (Zoom)

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Welcome! My name is (Venerable) XianAn from Wei Mountain Temple. I would like to invite you to join my Chan meditation class on Zoom. The style of Chan meditation I will introduce is originated from Mahayana Buddhism which was passed down from the ancient Wei Yang lineage patriarchs in China. I have been training under my teacher, Master YongHua for the past years in the US. I am here to provide the fundamentals of Chan meditation and tips, techniques. I can teach this class in both English and Korean languages. This class is interactive so you can ask questions during the class. Please be prepared of the following: - Wear comfortable clothing, especially loose and/or stretchy pants. - We recommend that your camera is positioned to capture your whole body to show your sitting posture for the best result. - Notify the instructor if you have gone through any major surgeries or have any special health conditions. Please submit any questions to: [masked] Zoom Meeting ID[masked] Join URL: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75705135360 Passcode: chan 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 09:00 PM East Time (US and Canada) 10:00 AM Seoul, South Korea Every week on Wed, until Jun 24, 2020, 8 occurrence Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/upEqd-yprT4pHNT8bSsmdGCoi6WrORiOyUx-/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6tqTsvG9eQsx-HR7YMB4igZ-vztiVego1pxB3WEC1XRSD5P7R1IJ1NGffJ

Every Wednesday Online Chan Meditation Class (Zoom)

Online event

Welcome! My name is (Venerable) XianAn from Wei Mountain Temple. I would like to invite you to join my Chan meditation class on Zoom. The style of Chan meditation I will introduce is originated from Mahayana Buddhism which was passed down from the ancient Wei Yang lineage patriarchs in China. I have been training under my teacher, Master YongHua for the past years in the US. I am here to provide the fundamentals of Chan meditation and tips, techniques. I can teach this class in both English and Korean languages. This class is interactive so you can ask questions during the class. Please be prepared of the following: - Wear comfortable clothing, especially loose and/or stretchy pants. - We recommend that your camera is positioned to capture your whole body to show your sitting posture for the best result. - Notify the instructor if you have gone through any major surgeries or have any special health conditions. Please submit any questions to: [masked] Zoom Meeting ID[masked] Join URL: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75705135360 Passcode: chan 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 09:00 PM East Time (US and Canada) 10:00 AM Seoul, South Korea Every week on Wed, until Jun 24, 2020, 8 occurrence Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/upEqd-yprT4pHNT8bSsmdGCoi6WrORiOyUx-/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6tqTsvG9eQsx-HR7YMB4igZ-vztiVego1pxB3WEC1XRSD5P7R1IJ1NGffJ

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Every Wednesday Online Chan Meditation Class (Zoom)

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