What we're about

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We are an association of Buddhist practitioners who cultivate in order to help others, not only to help ourselves. All our programs are offered free of charge and are open to all who would like to join at Gold Forest Chan Meditation Center in San Jose.

Our founding teacher, Master Yonghua

Master YongHua provides individualized guidance to help each person find the methods that are most appropriate to their current cultivation level. In his lectures, Master YongHua devotes a significant amount of time to answering questions. This allows him to tailor his teachings to the needs of individual students, many of whom have attained high levels in their meditation practice and have seen significant improvement to their health and personal relationships.

Currently, he guides 11 left-home disciples and many lay students at Wei Mountain Temple located in Rosemead, California (Southern California). His new meditation center in San Jose provides free meditation class and Dharma talks on Friday evenings.

What is Chan

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".

Dharma Masters say; "Meditation is a journey through stillness that will restore your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. Along the way you will unfold your inherent wisdom, discover your inner sanctuary and develop a deep sense of peace. At the most basic level, the powerful techniques of Chan meditation will help you help you develop greater focus and concentration with an immediate and practical application to your life, enhancing your work and daily routines. As your concentration power grows with regular practice, you will become calm and centered. You will become healthier and function more effectively at whatever you put your mind to." From the Chan Handbook by Dharma Master YongHua

Meditation is not about feeling sense of peace or silence during the sit. Meditation is to learn how to deal with the pain and the suffering, all the false thoughts, and learn not be afflicted. - Dharma Master YongHua

“To truly recognize our faults and do not discuss the faults of others. Others’ fault are simply my own. That is great compassion.” - The Great Dharma Master Hsuan Hua

Freezing to death, we do not scheme. Starving to death, we do not beg. Dying of poverty, we ask for nothing. According with conditions, we do not change. Not changing, we accord with conditions. We adhere firmly to our three great principles. We renounce our lives to do the Buddha's work. We take the responsibility to mold our own destinies. We rectify our lives as the Sangha's work. Encountering specific matters, we understand the principles. Understanding the principles, we apply them in specific matters. We carry on the single pulse of the patriarch's mind-transmission.- The Great Dharma Master Hsuan Hua

Upcoming events (5)

Every Wednesday Online Chan Meditation class with Venerable XianAn (Zoom)

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 with Venerable XianAn (Zoom)

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 with Venerable XianAn (Zoom)

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 with Venerable XianAn (Zoom)

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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