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Universal Chan International Zen Buddhist Center is a donation-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and Buddhist meditation group based on the Chinese Zen Tradition, founded by the Chan Monk Da Xing Fashi. Your generosity will help us to continue to serve humanity. Examples of donations: Money, stocks, property, piece of land, very good condition vehicles, property/land to use for free. You may send monetary donations through https://donorbox.org/universalchan or paypal.me/universalchan. For more information, please visit https://www.universalchan.org/support-us

Offering donation based meditation, Dharma talks, retreats, yoga, tea tasting and more with emphasis on practice in daily life.

Dharma talk (English and Chinese languages) and meditation Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 7-9 p.m.

445 Colusa Ave, Kensington, CA 94707

https://www.universalchan.org/

About Us:

Universal Chan is a donation-based 501(c)(3) international Buddhist non-profit organization derived from the Chinese Chan (Chinese ‘禪’, Japanese ‘Zen’) Tradition, founded by the Chan Monk Da Xing. It operates mainly in Asia, Europe, and the USA, but we are open to be active in other countries as well. Compared to Asian countries where Buddhism is a prevalent religion, the USA has only been exposed to Buddhism for less than a century. Many active Buddhist schools across the USA are of Hinayana, Vajrayana, Mahayana, Chan, Japanese Zen, and doctrinal studies. All these traditions come from different countries and consequently reflect cultural influences and inflections specific to their place of origin. Although Chinese Chan Tradition is present, we hope we can give our contribution to spread this wonderful teaching. It is a great pity that the vast majority of westerners have not been exposed to Chinese Chan, and even fewer people are able to use Chan Buddhism to improve their lives.

The goal of the organization and of its affiliations is to spread the Chan Teachings to deeply benefit those interested in learning the teachings of the Buddha.

In doing this, we use a modern approach rooted in ancient tradition to expose people to other aspects of ancient Chinese culture connected to this teaching.

Upcoming events (5)

Awaken to Buddha Mind! ZOOM ONLINE MEDITATION CLASS: MON, WED, FRI LIVE!

Universal Chan: International Zen Buddhist Center

Join Universal Chan - 十方祖師禪 for our weekly online meditation classes on Zoom! Join us on your laptop or mobile device from the comfort of your own home. Password is required to enter the meeting room. Email [masked] to receive the password! Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/249166870 Meeting ID:[masked] Awaken to Buddha Mind Teacher: Master Daxing Chan (Zen) Sudden & Perfect Teaching 40 min Dharma Practice + 45 min Dharma Talk on Ancient Buddhist Texts Class Start Time: San Francisco (USA) 7 pm PST New York (USA) / Toronto 10 pm Beijing/Taipei/Singapore 10 am Seoul 11 am Tokyo 11 am Melbourne 1 pm Milan/Paris/Berlin 4 am London 3 am Houston (USA) 9 pm Honolulu (USA) 4 pm If you've never used Zoom before and don't have a Zoom account, we encourage you to download Zoom now https://zoom.us/support/download and create an account. Zoom is available on computer, mobile phone, and tablet. Lastly, we wanted to let all participants know that all our events, activities, and classes (including these online classes) are donation-based. Your generosity will help us to continue to serve the community. You may make a donation by going to paypal.me/universalchan or through Donorbox https://donorbox.org/universalchan Looking forward to seeing you at our meditation classes!

Awaken to Buddha Mind! ZOOM ONLINE MEDITATION CLASS: MON, WED, FRI LIVE!

Universal Chan: International Zen Buddhist Center

Join Universal Chan - 十方祖師禪 for our weekly online meditation classes on Zoom! Join us on your laptop or mobile device from the comfort of your own home. Password is required to enter the meeting room. Email [masked] to receive the password! Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/249166870 Meeting ID:[masked] Awaken to Buddha Mind Teacher: Master Daxing Chan (Zen) Sudden & Perfect Teaching 40 min Dharma Practice + 45 min Dharma Talk on Ancient Buddhist Texts Class Start Time: San Francisco (USA) 7 pm PST New York (USA) / Toronto 10 pm Beijing/Taipei/Singapore 10 am Seoul 11 am Tokyo 11 am Melbourne 1 pm Milan/Paris/Berlin 4 am London 3 am Houston (USA) 9 pm Honolulu (USA) 4 pm If you've never used Zoom before and don't have a Zoom account, we encourage you to download Zoom now https://zoom.us/support/download and create an account. Zoom is available on computer, mobile phone, and tablet. Lastly, we wanted to let all participants know that all our events, activities, and classes (including these online classes) are donation-based. Your generosity will help us to continue to serve the community. You may make a donation by going to paypal.me/universalchan or through Donorbox https://donorbox.org/universalchan Looking forward to seeing you at our meditation classes!

Awaken to Buddha Mind! ZOOM ONLINE MEDITATION CLASS: MON, WED, FRI LIVE!

Universal Chan: International Zen Buddhist Center

Join Universal Chan - 十方祖師禪 for our weekly online meditation classes on Zoom! Join us on your laptop or mobile device from the comfort of your own home. Password is required to enter the meeting room. Email [masked] to receive the password! Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/249166870 Meeting ID:[masked] Awaken to Buddha Mind Teacher: Master Daxing Chan (Zen) Sudden & Perfect Teaching 40 min Dharma Practice + 45 min Dharma Talk on Ancient Buddhist Texts Class Start Time: San Francisco (USA) 7 pm PST New York (USA) / Toronto 10 pm Beijing/Taipei/Singapore 10 am Seoul 11 am Tokyo 11 am Melbourne 1 pm Milan/Paris/Berlin 4 am London 3 am Houston (USA) 9 pm Honolulu (USA) 4 pm If you've never used Zoom before and don't have a Zoom account, we encourage you to download Zoom now https://zoom.us/support/download and create an account. Zoom is available on computer, mobile phone, and tablet. Lastly, we wanted to let all participants know that all our events, activities, and classes (including these online classes) are donation-based. Your generosity will help us to continue to serve the community. You may make a donation by going to paypal.me/universalchan or through Donorbox https://donorbox.org/universalchan Looking forward to seeing you at our meditation classes!

Awaken to Buddha Mind! ZOOM ONLINE MEDITATION CLASS: MON, WED, FRI LIVE!

Universal Chan: International Zen Buddhist Center

Join Universal Chan - 十方祖師禪 for our weekly online meditation classes on Zoom! Join us on your laptop or mobile device from the comfort of your own home. Password is required to enter the meeting room. Email [masked] to receive the password! Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/249166870 Meeting ID:[masked] Awaken to Buddha Mind Teacher: Master Daxing Chan (Zen) Sudden & Perfect Teaching 40 min Dharma Practice + 45 min Dharma Talk on Ancient Buddhist Texts Class Start Time: San Francisco (USA) 7 pm PST New York (USA) / Toronto 10 pm Beijing/Taipei/Singapore 10 am Seoul 11 am Tokyo 11 am Melbourne 1 pm Milan/Paris/Berlin 4 am London 3 am Houston (USA) 9 pm Honolulu (USA) 4 pm If you've never used Zoom before and don't have a Zoom account, we encourage you to download Zoom now https://zoom.us/support/download and create an account. Zoom is available on computer, mobile phone, and tablet. Lastly, we wanted to let all participants know that all our events, activities, and classes (including these online classes) are donation-based. Your generosity will help us to continue to serve the community. You may make a donation by going to paypal.me/universalchan or through Donorbox https://donorbox.org/universalchan Looking forward to seeing you at our meditation classes!

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Awaken to Buddha Mind! ZOOM ONLINE MEDITATION CLASS: MON, WED, FRI LIVE!

Universal Chan: International Zen Buddhist Center

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