June 9, 2018
Chang Hu Fashi & Yan Ben Fashi
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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-Hu Fashi first took the Three Refuges in 1988. In 2004, he was admitted into Dharma Drum Sangha University, where he majored in Chan Studies, with a focus on Chinese Chan. In 2006 he received full ordination. In 2010, Chang Hu Fashi graduated from Dharma Drum Sangha University and took on the role of Supervisor of the Chan Meditation Office, organizing various types of Chan events and teacher-training. Since 2006 Chang Hu Fashi has been involved in over 160 intensive Chan retreats, conducting individual interviews and amassing rich experience in overall retreat organization. He has studied and taught meditation in Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Singapore, and Malaysia. In January 2015 Chang Hu Fashi arrived at DDRC, where his current responsibilities are information technology. Chang Hu Fashi has a deep interest in areas such as incense-meditation, tea-meditation, Buddhist arts, photography, botany, contemplation of artistic renditions based on Buddhist scriptures. He is also studying English. To find out more, please join him on Facebook “shi chang hu”. He is looking forward to engaging in further communication in “simple” English.
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.