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Lincoln Square Chan Meditation Workshop & Talk
Have you tried many styles of meditation but not sure how to make progress in your practice? It's a great opportunity for you to come and join our Chan Meditation workshop. You can freely ask questions about your meditation practice. This is also a good class for someone who has never tried meditation. It's open to everyone, all religions, levels, ages. What is Chan Meditation; Chan meditation 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 Great Master XuanHua. We adapt Chinese Chan training methods to the Western culture and call it "American Chan". What we will do; Greeting and stretching Sitting posture, meditation techniques Silent meditation (15~20 mins) Questions & Answers What to bring - Your own yoga mat or towel. - Photo ID (Building security requirement) Note This class is free and open to public. It’s designed to benefit everyone from different traditions, religions and ages. Instructions will be given according to your level from beginners to advanced meditators. Instructor: Shana Han Shana Han is the founder and CEO of Hansderma, Inc. She has successfully established her business on her own after moving to the US alone. She is now a meditation instructor national wide. For the past years, Shana has dedicated her time to practice Chan and Mahayana Buddhism. Because she got so much out of this practice, she decided to share this wonderful experience with others. With her teacher’s help, Dharma Master YongHua, she started to teach Chan Meditation. If you want to support what we do, go to https://www.gofundme.com/chanmeditation

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10400 NE 4th Street · Bellevue

What we're about

Chan Meditation in the Park is for everyone who are interested in learning or practicing Chan meditation. We welcome you to invite in the group which is very beneficial for any meditators. Our meetups are good for all ages, religions, cultures and it is also good for all levels from beginners to advanced meditators.

What is Chan

What is Chan Meditation
Chan meditation 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 closely to these three great principles. We renounce our lives to do the Buddha's work. We mold our lives for the fundamental works. 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.

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