What we're about

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 (4+)

Back to Nature—Outdoor & Indoor Practice (Chan/Zen Meditation)

Needs a location

$20.00

To officially register for these classes, please complete the following steps:

  1. Sign our Universal Chan Waiver: app.hellosign.com/s/Is7L3vLp
  2. Upload your COVID-19 Vaccine Record here: tinyurl.com/vaccinecardupload
  3. Click "Attend" here on Meetup to RSVP and make your donation.

Reminder: Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Meditation activities for all levels. Outdoor and indoor practice. Includes: Relaxation Exercises, Sitting Meditation, Meditative Dynamic Activities, and Meditative Tea Tasting.

All our classes, events, and activities are donation-based. Your generosity will help us to continue to serve humanity. The minimum donation requirement for this class is $20. In order to participate in this class, please make your donation ($20 minimum) here on Meetup when you click on "Attend" to RSVP for each event. Your donations are tax-deductible. Thank you.

Please email [masked] if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you in our "Back to Nature" classes!

Awaken to Buddha Mind! Monday Night Chan (Zen) Meditation—Kensington, CA

Needs a location

$10.00

Every Monday evening we have Dharma talk & Meditation Class led by Master Da Xing. These Chan (Zen) meditation classes are held in-person at Universal Chan Zen Center located at 445 Colusa Ave, Kensington, CA 94707. Proof of vaccination is required in order to enter the Zen Center and participate.

To officially register for these classes, please complete the following steps:

  1. Sign our Universal Chan Waiver: app.hellosign.com/s/Is7L3vLp

  2. Upload your COVID-19 Vaccine Record here: tinyurl.com/vaccinecardupload (Or bring your proof of vaccination with you in-person so that we can check it at the entrance.)

  3. Click "Attend" here on Meetup to RSVP and make your donation.

All our classes, events, and activities are donation-based. Your generosity will help us to continue to serve humanity. The minimum donation requirement for this class is $10. In order to participate in this class, please make your donation ($10 minimum) here on Meetup when you click on "Attend" to RSVP for each event.

Alternatively for each class, you can also hand in your cash or check donation in an envelope to a Universal Chan staff member when you first arrive at the Zen Center, before class starts. Your donations are tax-deductible. Thank you.

At Universal Chan we do a wide variety of activities ranging from those more commonly practiced in many Buddhist centers, such as sitting meditation, to lesser known methods such as exercise and walking Chan. We typically start with a short service, and then proceed to meditation.

During class, we may alternate between different meditation activities, such as practicing 20 min of sitting meditation, 10 min of walking meditation, and then 15 min of exercise meditation.

Please email [masked] if you have any questions.
Looking forward to seeing you in our meditation classes!

Awaken to Buddha Mind! Monday Night Chan (Zen) Meditation—Kensington, CA

Needs a location

$10.00

Every Monday evening we have Dharma talk & Meditation Class led by Master Da Xing. These Chan (Zen) meditation classes are held in-person at Universal Chan Zen Center located at 445 Colusa Ave, Kensington, CA 94707. Proof of vaccination is required in order to enter the Zen Center and participate.

To officially register for these classes, please complete the following steps:

  1. Sign our Universal Chan Waiver: app.hellosign.com/s/Is7L3vLp

  2. Upload your COVID-19 Vaccine Record here: tinyurl.com/vaccinecardupload (Or bring your proof of vaccination with you in-person so that we can check it at the entrance.)

  3. Click "Attend" here on Meetup to RSVP and make your donation.

All our classes, events, and activities are donation-based. Your generosity will help us to continue to serve humanity. The minimum donation requirement for this class is $10. In order to participate in this class, please make your donation ($10 minimum) here on Meetup when you click on "Attend" to RSVP for each event.

Alternatively for each class, you can also hand in your cash or check donation in an envelope to a Universal Chan staff member when you first arrive at the Zen Center, before class starts. Your donations are tax-deductible. Thank you.

At Universal Chan we do a wide variety of activities ranging from those more commonly practiced in many Buddhist centers, such as sitting meditation, to lesser known methods such as exercise and walking Chan. We typically start with a short service, and then proceed to meditation.

During class, we may alternate between different meditation activities, such as practicing 20 min of sitting meditation, 10 min of walking meditation, and then 15 min of exercise meditation.

Please email [masked] if you have any questions.
Looking forward to seeing you in our meditation classes!

Awaken to Buddha Mind! Friday Night Chan (Zen) Meditation—Kensington, CA

Needs a location

$10.00

Every Friday evening we have Dharma talk & Meditation Class led by Master Da Xing. These Chan (Zen) meditation classes are held in-person at Universal Chan Zen Center located at 445 Colusa Ave, Kensington, CA 94707. Proof of vaccination is required in order to enter the Zen Center and participate.

To officially register for these classes, please complete the following steps:

  1. Sign our Universal Chan Waiver: app.hellosign.com/s/Is7L3vLp

  2. Upload your COVID-19 Vaccine Record here: tinyurl.com/vaccinecardupload (Or bring your proof of vaccination with you in-person so that we can check it at the entrance.)

  3. Click "Attend" here on Meetup to RSVP and make your donation.

All our classes, events, and activities are donation-based. Your generosity will help us to continue to serve humanity. The minimum donation requirement for this class is $10. In order to participate in this class, please make your donation ($10 minimum) here on Meetup when you click on "Attend" to RSVP for each event.

Alternatively for each class, you can also hand in your cash or check donation in an envelope to a Universal Chan staff member when you first arrive at the Zen Center, before class starts. Your donations are tax-deductible. Thank you.

At Universal Chan we do a wide variety of activities ranging from those more commonly practiced in many Buddhist centers, such as sitting meditation, to lesser known methods such as exercise and walking Chan. We typically start with a short service, and then proceed to meditation.

During class, we may alternate between different meditation activities, such as practicing 20 min of sitting meditation, 10 min of walking meditation, and then 15 min of exercise meditation.

Please email [masked] if you have any questions.
Looking forward to seeing you in our meditation classes!

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