We are an association of Buddhist practitioners who cultivate in order to help others, not only to help ourselves.
We specialize in using the Chan (Chinese for Zen) training techniques in order to increase our concentration power (Samadhi), whether in sitting or walking meditation. Most of the Buddhist teachings that made it to the West have been trimmed down to suit Western culture.
The Abbot of DDRC, Venerable Guo Xing, guided the audience in a moon light Chan meditation. This is how your name and profile photo will appear on Panoramio if you connect this Google+ account.
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KAOHSIUNG CITY, TAIWAN - JAN 18, 2015: Unidentified prayer holding incense sticks pray at old traditional Sanfeng Temple, which is one of the oldest temples in Kaohsiung, dating back 300 years. KAOHSIUNG CITY, TAIWAN - JAN 18, 2015: Day view of old traditional Sanfeng Temple, which is one of the oldest temples in Kaohsiung, dating back 300 years.
All plans come as a Standard license, and can be upgraded to an Enhanced license at any time. Our Guiding Teacher, Chan Master Simon Child, Chuan Fa Jing Hong, is the second Western Dharma heir of the late Chan Master Sheng Yen of Taiwan, receiving Dharma Transmission in 2000. I was walking along Porth High Street and I noticed two photographs advertising a woman's hairdressing shop.
We have all done it; watch somebody skimming stones across the water and many of us have tried it ourselves.


This is the first of two articles edited from retreat talks by Simon Child introducing koan-practice and explaining how to penetrate koans.
I had never been on any kind of retreat before I arrived at the Western Zen retreat at Maenllwyd in November.
The articles on this website have been submitted by various authors and the views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of the Western Chan Fellowship. Wear comfortable cloth and it's not recommended to have tight jeans or short skirts if you are planning to join the sitting meditation. We meet every weekend to meditate, listen to Sutra lectures by Dharma Master YongHua, and enjoy vegetarian lunch.
As our concentration grows stronger, our minds become calmer, less stressed, and more focused, enabling us to not only be healthier, but also function more effectively at whatever we put our minds to.
However, we believe that much were lost in this paring down, and we do our best to cultivate the full range of the Mahayana Dharma, as it was brought to the West from China by Great Master Xuan Hua in the 1960s. Wear comfortable clothing and it's not recommended to have tight jeans or short skirts if you are planning to join the sitting meditation. Ours is an opportunity to network and to share experiences, tips, tricks, possibly referrals, in a social and friendly environment amongst colleagues. Everyone who signs up gets full access to our entire library, including our curated collections.
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The Western Chan Fellowship is an association of lay Chan practitioners, a lay Sangha, based in the UK. It is made of many bits of material which are in the shape of the letters of the alphabet, all stuck together to make an image of a person sitting. All our programs are offered free of charge and are open to all who would like to join at Lu Mountain Temple in Rosemead.
Much more than prescription or advice, we give support and comfort, understanding and attention. If at any time you're unsatisfied with your experience with us, you can cancel your subscription.
We are registered as a charity in England and Wales, but we also have contacts in Europe, principally in Norway, Poland, Germany, Croatia and Switzerland, and also in USA. However, it is not always possible for people physically to come together either for short meditation sessions or for longer periods on retreat.
I knew I was searching for a path, and I was increasingly convinced that this may help me to begin walking it.



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