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01 - Guided Meditation with Full Body Relaxation by Guo Gu
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This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Nov 23

42 min 40 sec

This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Nov 9

1 hr 1 min

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Oct 26

38 min 44 sec

This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Oct 12

1 hr 1 min

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Sep 28

57 min 43 sec

This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Sep 14

32 min 29 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Aug 31

41 min 46 sec

This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Aug 17

1 hr 8 min

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Aug 3

34 min 4 sec

This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Jul 30

57 min 58 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Jun 29

13 min 6 sec

This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Jun 22

1 hr 11 min

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Jun 15

10 min 35 sec

This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Jun 7

47 min 44 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

May 17

1 hr 5 min

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

May 10

1 hr 2 min

David Listen has been sharing Chan/Zen meditation and Buddhist teachings for ¬†over 15 years, leading intensive meditation retreats, classes, and ¬†activities at various monasteries, college campuses, and private ¬†institutions throughout North America, Europe, and East Asia. Previously known as Venerable Chang Wen (ŚłłŤĀěś≥ēŚłę), he was one of the few Western monastic disciples of Chan Master Sheng ¬†Yen. He had been a monk for over a decade, and has since returned to lay ¬†life to share the insights of the Buddha in his own creative way. David ¬†is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and has done extensive work translating the teachings of Chinese Buddhism into ¬†English, both on retreat and in published works. He holds a Bachelor‚Äôs ¬†in Environmental Studies, a Master‚Äôs degree in Mental Health Counseling, ¬†and is currently a counselor at a clinic for people suffering from severe mental illness. He also has his own life mentoring ¬†practice, guiding people in their cultivation of wisdom and compassion ¬†on an individual basis.

May 3

57 min 23 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Apr 26

54 min 31 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Apr 12

51 min 40 sec

This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Apr 5

41 min 2 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Mar 29

51 min 34 sec

Record date May 25, 2020. This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Mar 22

31 min 46 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Mar 15

32 min 54 sec

Record date May 25, 2020. This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Mar 8

50 min 14 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Mar 2

50 min 31 sec

This teaching is by Zarko Andrińćevińá. Zarko received Dharma transmission from Master Sheng Yen in June 2001. He has since become an established international ¬†Chan teacher, ¬†leading retreats in Europe, USA, Canada, Taiwan and Australia. He is a regular member of the Conference of Western Teachers of Buddhism. Zarko currently lives and teaches at Chan Retreat Center in Croatia. You can find more about him at https://www.chan.hr. This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Feb 26

1 hr 12 min

Record date May 25, 2020. This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Feb 21

33 min 46 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Feb 14

39 min 43 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Feb 8

1 hr 4 min

Record date June 15, 2020. This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Feb 3

52 min 42 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Jan 31

1 hr 13 min

Record date June 22, 2020. This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Jan 24

1 hr 21 min

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Jan 18

51 min 8 sec

Record date May 25, 2020. This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Jan 7

57 min 57 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Jan 6

40 min 30 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Jan 5

48 min 10 sec

Record date Nov. 22, 2020. This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Dec 2020

49 min 3 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Dec 2020

37 min 42 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum ¬†Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in ¬†New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She ¬†started her teacher‚Äôs training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered ¬†monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and ¬†meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day ¬†retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation ¬†project of Master Sheng Yen‚Äôs Complete Work. A few books on meditation ¬†practice have been published now. While working on translating books, ¬†she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in ¬†Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and ¬†Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum ¬†centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North ¬†America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious ¬†dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org. Notes. 1:44 - A brief history on how the concept of emptiness came about. 10:49 - In the ńĀgama, the concept of dependent origination. 27:30 - We have to start with something that exists, something tangible to work on, a teaching we understand, that we can relate to in our lives. 28:45 - The four noble truths, dependant origination, causes and conditions. 29:40 - It offers us a way out of vexations, repetitive habitual patterns, fixated mental constructs, suffering. 31:10 - Engaging in good virtuous deeds, benevolent, altruistic deeds. 31:35 - A mind thinking of others, a caring mind, an accepting mind, taking the other person into consideration, into care, open kind, gentle and loving mind. 33:06 - An example, here's my watch. 34:12 - Our actions affect our mind.

Dec 2020

59 min 57 sec

Record date May 25, 2020. This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Dec 2020

1 hr 12 min

Record date May 25, 2020. This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Dec 2020

41 min 1 sec

Record date May 25, 2020. This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Dec 2020

40 min 11 sec

This teaching is by Venerable Chang Wu. Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Dec 2020

52 min 26 sec

Record date May 25, 2020. This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Dec 2020

41 min 48 sec

Record date May 25, 2020. This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Dec 2020

37 min 25 sec

This teaching is by Zarko Andrińćevińá. Zarko received Dharma transmission from Master Sheng Yen in June 2001. He has since become an established international ¬†Chan teacher, ¬†leading retreats in Europe, USA, Canada, Taiwan and Australia. He is a regular member of the Conference of Western Teachers of Buddhism. Zarko currently lives and teaches at Chan Retreat Center in Croatia. You can find more about him at https://www.chan.hr. This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Dec 2020

1 hr 20 min

Record date May 25, 2020. This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Dec 2020

32 min 22 sec

Venerable Chang Wu is the Director of Dharma Drum  Vancouver Center in Richmond, B.C., a branch monastery of Dharma Drum  Mountain (DDM), founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen. In 1993, Venerable Chang Wu began practicing with Master Sheng Yen in  New York while she was a business professional holding an MBA. She  started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and entered  monastic life the next year. In 2003 she started teaching as Dharma and  meditation instructor and a few years later leading 1-day to 3-day  retreats. In 2009, she moved to Taiwan and initiated a translation  project of Master Sheng Yen’s Complete Work. A few books on meditation  practice have been published now. While working on translating books,  she was active in leading meditation activities and teaching classes in  Dharma Drum Sangha University. Currently, she teaches meditation and  Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum  centers, meditation groups and Dharma centers in west coast North  America, London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Other than meditation practice, Chinese Buddhism, inter-religious  dialogue, she also enjoys being in nature, walking in the woods and artworks. You can find more from her at https://www.chanmeditation.ca/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Dec 2020

37 min 25 sec

This teaching is by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu). He is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 with Master Guangqin (1892-1986), one of the most respected Chinese meditation masters and ascetics who lived in Taiwan. In 1980, Guo Gu moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen (1931-2009). In 1991, Guo Gu was ordained as a monk and became Master Sheng Yen’s first personal attendant and assistant. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University. You can find more from him at https://tallahasseechan.org/ This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Dec 2020

1 hr 3 min

Master Chi Chern was the first appointed Dharma heir of renowned Chan Master Sheng Yen. He is also one of the most respected meditation teachers in Malaysia and Singapore. Born in Malaysia and ordained as a monk by Master Chuk Mor in Penang, he later went to Taiwan to study at Fo Guang Shan Institute of Chinese Buddhism. In 1980, he participated in four-weeks-retreats led by Master Sheng Yen. It was during this retreat that he had his deep spiritual experience. After his experience was confirmed by Master Sheng Yen, he went back to Malaysia and started to teach Buddhism. In 1985, he returned to Taiwan and received dharma transmission from Master Sheng Yen. Chi Chern Fa Shi currently resides in Malaysia and is the principal of the Malaysian Buddhist Institute. You can find out more about him at https://masterchichern.org This podcast is run by the London Chan Meditation. You can find out more about us at https://londonchanmeditation.org

Dec 2020

33 min 24 sec