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Day of Stillness (December 8, 2018)

Day of Stillness Retreat

December 8, 2018

 

Led by

Chang Xing Fashi

& Yan Ben Fashi

Check-in: 8:45 am
Ends: 5:00 pm
Fee: $35
Openings: Available – sign in to register

Give yourself one day for meditation — a day to still the mind.

This silent retreat is non-intensive; the simple and relaxed schedule allows you to settle your mind while at the same time allowing you to maintain a constant awareness of your every activity.

Sitting periods are thirty minutes. In between sittings you are guided in gentle yoga and walking meditation.

The retreat also offers a review of basic meditation methods such as breath awareness, as well as brief Dharma talks.

If you would like to also attend the 1-Day Intensive retreat on the following day, you are welcome to stay over in our dormitory. Most people find that attending these one-day retreats regularly can help renew the strength of their daily practice.

The fee includes a vegetarian lunch.


Chang Xing Fashi

In 2009, Chang Xing Fashi was ordained as a Buddhist monk. He studied in Dharma Drum Sangha University in Taiwan, where he majored in Chinese Chan Buddhism, graduating in 2015. In 2017, he moved to Dharma Drum Retreat Center to share meditation in North America.


Yan Ben Fashi

Before his ordination in 2014, Yan Ben Fashi had been volunteering at Dharma Drum Mountain in Taiwan for over ten years. During this time, he obtained his PhD in Sociology from the University of Manchester, UK. The topic of his doctoral dissertation was Chinese Buddhist Moral Practices in Everyday Life: Dharma Drum Mountain, Volunteering and the Self. In 2016 Yan Ben Fashi came to the United States from Taiwan to become a resident teacher at Dharma Drum Retreat Center.