|Teacher: ||Chang Wen Fashi|
|Begins: ||Friday, November 15, 2013 check-in 4:00-6:00pm|
|Ends: ||Sunday, November 17, 2013 5:00pm|
|Openings: ||Available - register online|
|Deadline: ||November 12|
Dedicate your weekend to practice. On this retreat, you have the chance to engage in a seamless yet relaxing schedule of mindful activity from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.
Harmonize your body and mind, by engaging in healthy living and Chan meditation - balancing all of the five aspects of diet, sleep, body, breath, and mind. Either in stillness or in motion, cultivate a clear and stable mind amidst all that you do. This is the very essence of Chan practice. Settling into the weekend routine, you will experience greater relaxation of body and calmness of mind. Hear Dharma talks about meditation methods as well as basic principles of Buddhadharma and the unique approach of the Chan school.
This retreat is open to all who have prior retreat experience.
Chang Wen Fashi
A native New Yorker and Director of the Dharma Drum Retreat Center, Chang Wen Fashi is a western monastic disciple of Chan Master Sheng Yen. For his training, in addition to being of service to the Chan Meditation Center, in Queens, NY, and attending numerous retreats with Master Sheng Yen at DDRC, he also lived in Taiwan, at the Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education, receiving a monastic education at the Sangha University. After graduating, he received full ordination in 2006, and then continued to serve the Seminary as the counselor for the male students of the Chan Meditation Department. Over this period of training, he attended and assisted with numerous intensive meditation retreats in the Chan Hall and abroad, as well as served as the leader for DDM's International Meditation Group in Taipei. Chang Wen Fashi holds a Bachelor's Degree of Science from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin.