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 MeditationChan (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 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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Upcoming events (5+)

Lu Mountain Temple 9am Morning Chan Meditation & Dharma Talk by Master YongHua

9:00am-10:00am Option 1 Sitting Meditation in Main Buddha Hall with Master YongHua Option 2 Beginner's Class with Venerable XianXin (Beginner's room) 10:00am-11:00am Dharma Talk by Master YongHua. You can ask any questions. It's a good chance to resolve problems or questions about your meditation practice. 11:00am-Noon Pure Vegetarian Lunch (Free) If you can't come to the temple, you can watch Master YongHua's live stream on Youtube. Search Master YongHua on youtube and watch his instructional talk about meditation.

[Korea Town]Every Saturday Chan Meditation @ Shatto Center. Free Parking

CITY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS SHATTO RECREATION CENTER 3191 W. 4TH ST. -- LOS ANGELES CA 90020 PHONE (213)[masked] * FAX (213)[masked] Email: [masked] Every Saturday 2pm Tuition: Free of charge No class during thanksgiving weekend No class during December Chan Meditation When we think of meditation, we automatically relate it to “relaxation” or “feeling good”. In fact, only hard work and consistent effort will produce genuine results in meditation training. In Chan meditation training, the results are solid and concrete. You will be much more relaxed and peaceful by increasing your concentration power. All ages and levels from beginners to advanced. Kids can attend under supervision by a parent, guardian, or adult designated on the Authorization. Instructors: Venerable XianRen, Shana Han Korean or Vietnamese translation available. What we'll do: - Greeting, stretching - Basic posture+technique - Silent meditation (Duration 15~30 minutes depending on students) What to bring: Yoga Mat & towel or small towel. REGISTRATION IS MONTHLY & CONTINUOUS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. Monastic Teacher Venerable XianRen is a Buddhist nun and has been training with Master YongHua since 2014. She devotes her life as a monastic in order to focus on a spiritual path and to help others. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pacific Union College in Napa Valley, California. She was an accountant and tax specialist. Currently, she teaches the children’s meditation class at Lu Mountain Temple in Rosemead, California. Lay Instructor Shana Han is the founder and CEO of Hansderma, Inc. She has successfully established her business on her own in her late 20s. 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, contribute via https://www.gofundme.com/chanmeditation

[한인타운]토요 무료 참선교실 (샤토 레크리에이션 센터). 센터 앞 무료 주차

샤토 레크리에이션 센터 3191 W. 4TH ST. -- LOS ANGELES CA 90020 센터 전화 (213)[masked], 이메일: [masked] 매주 토요일 오후 2시 무료 (자율보시). 영어/한국어 동시 지도 챤 메디테이션(참선) "챤 메디테이션"(참선)은 대승불교에서 비롯한 가장 뛰어난 형태의 명상방법이다. 우리는 선화상인에게서 물려받은 선가 중 가장 오래된 위앙종의 전통을 이어간다. 우리는 왜 명상하는가? 참선 또는 명상을 하는 가장 중요한 목적은 선정을 키워, 우리의 일상생활과 사회생활에 바로 실제로 도움이 되는 것이다. 선정을 키우면, 마음이 고요해지고, 더욱 중심이 잡힌다. 몸과 마음도 더 맑고 건강해진다. 우리가 마음을 둔 일도 더 효율적으로 해낼 수 있다. 지도교사: 샤나한 샤나한 (법명: 입지)는 한국인 여성 사업가로 현재 캘리포니아 엘에이 근교의 주식회사 한스더마의 창립자 및 대표이사이다. 샤나한은 2012년 영화 스님을 만나 참선을 배우기 시작했고, 2015년부터 “공원에서 참선”이라는 모임을 창립하고, 인종, 언어, 종교, 나이에 상관 없이 많은 대중을 상대로 참선 및 수행 지도를 해왔다. 2012년 부터 영화 스님이 주최하는 선칠 (좌선 집중 정진)수행을 매년 2회씩 참여해 왔다. 영화 스님과 동행하며 여러 수행자들의 참선 지도를 돕고, 또한 한국인 수행자들을 위해 캘리포니아 노산사와 위산사에서 한국어 통역과 번역을 하고 있다. 준비물: 요가메트 또는 방석 온라인 보시 https://www.gofundme.com/chanmeditation

Pico Rivera: Discover American Chan Meditation & learn true mindfulness. Free.

This class is offered by city of Pico Rivera. Free community class + Free parking. When we think of meditation, we automatically relate it to “relaxation” or “feeling good”. In fact, Chan Meditation, one of the most powerful meditation schools, advocates to sit and endure discomforts while meditating in sitting posture. In fact, only hard work and consistent effort will produce genuine results in meditation training. For the past years, we have trained countless students who already meditated for many years but couldn't get the results they wanted. We are not here to please you and make you feel good, and we are here to help you so that you can get what you want! 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". What we’ll do - We start by greeting and stretching - Learn sitting posture & several techniques of meditation - Silent meditation 15~30 mins (We will decide that day) - Questions and answers, socializing. What to Bring - Yoga Mat or Towel - Wear comfortable pants Monastic Teacher Venerable XianRen is a Buddhist nun and has been training with Master YongHua since 2014. She devotes her life as a monastic in order to focus on a spiritual path and to help others. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pacific Union College in Napa Valley, California. She was an accountant and tax specialist. Currently, she teaches the children’s meditation class at Lu Mountain Temple in Rosemead, California. Instructor Shana Han is the founder and CEO of Hansderma, Inc. She has successfully established her business in her late 20s. 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, you can make a donation through https://www.gofundme.com/chanmeditation

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