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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.

हम बुद्ध के ज्ञान में मूल रूप से बसे हुए हैं और हम उससे विच्युत नहीं होते।

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Offering donation-based Chan (Zen) meditation, Dharma talks, retreats, tea tastings, and more with emphasis on practice in daily life.

Dharma talk (English and Chinese languages) and Chan meditation classes every Monday and Friday 7–8:30 p.m.
445 Colusa Ave, Kensington, CA 94707

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.

हम बुद्ध के ज्ञान में मूल रूप से बसे हुए हैं और हम उससे विच्युत नहीं होते।

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