|Weekly Meetings (EMD)|
In addition to events held in Mandarin Chinese, we also host weekly meditation and discussion sessions for our English-speaking community. We often refer to these as “EMD” (English-language Meditation and Discussion). Anyone interested in learning about Chan meditation or Chan Buddhism is welcome to participate. Start with one or both of our weekly meditation practice programs, depending on what is most suitable and convenient for you.
Meditation and Book Study
Join us for guided moving meditation and seated meditation, followed by book reading and group discussion. The emphasis of the book study is on better understanding Buddhist concepts and putting them into practice.
The 2nd Saturday of every month will be a half-day retreat. Upcoming Retreats: 3/13, 4/10.
Meditation and Discussion
Welcome to the Sunday discussion group, which emphasizes the practical application of Buddhist concepts to daily life. We begin with guided moving meditation and seated meditation followed by a short video and group discussion.
Both of these weekly sessions usually begin with Moving Meditation. This is followed by sitting meditation (about 30-45 minutes). After sitting meditation, we read a portion of a book or watch a short video of a talk from the founder of Dharma Drum Mountain, Master Sheng Yen. This is followed by an open discussion where all participants are welcome to share their thoughts and ask questions.
＊Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to all meetings.
The 4th Sunday of every month will be Dharma sharing by monastic.