禪林活動

Intensive 10-Day Retreat (Feb, 26 - Mar, 7)

日期: 2015-01-02

 
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Putting the wild mind into full rest, resting is Bodhi.


Neither existence nor emptiness.

Neither bondage nor emancipation.

Neither gaining nor losting.

When we drink tea, who is it that’s tasting? When we look at the bright moon, who is it that’s fantasizing? When you are reading this page, who is it that’s trying to perceive? What, is it?

For thousands of years, people have investigated this fundamental question about our life, our mind, and our true nature. To help us realize it, great masters have used all kinds of methods to point it out -- “Look! It is right in front of you!” They may wink, shout, kick, tell you to go wash your bowl or show you a cake, all merely trying to help you experience Chan by yourself. In fact, that’s the beauty of Chinese Patriarch Chan. It always directly point to the true mind, and is never limited to certain ways.

 

Yet, have the masters really given any teachings? Here’s a story for you. One day, the Buddha asked Sariputra to share his idea of how bodhisattvas go forth into prajna paramita, the perfect wisdom. Sariputra said, “I see neither something called ‘boddhisattva’, nor anything called ‘prajna paramita’. What shall I say?” The Buddha laughed and proclaimed, “Just so! Just so!”

 

Get it?

If you can not get it, welcome to join us for the intensive retreat in February 2014 at Chan Grove, to experience Buddha Dharma and the true peace and joy of life, never be confused again.

 

Dates: Feb,26 – March,7, 2015   

Report time: 8:30am-9:00am(revised), February 26th. Retreat concludes at 4:30pm, March 07th.

Place: Chan Grove, 198 Fuxing 3rd Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan

Prerequisite: Experienced practitioners willing  to accept the intensive teaching methods

Fee: Free of charge, donations are welcome

To Register: Please go our website at www.changrove.org for online registration.(We will reply within 14 working days about our admission decision.)

Any Question, please feel free to contact at: inquiry.ccc@gmail.com



Master Guo Ru

Venerable Guo Ru was born in Taiwan in 1951. He became an apprentice of his Grand Master, Venerable Dongchu, at age 12 at Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies. He received monastic ordination in Taiwan under the late Chan Master Sheng Yen, founder of DharmaDrumMountain. His insight to Chan was confirmed by Master Sheng Yen in 1978 and he received lineage transmission of the ChanSchool in 2005. He has also served as the head instructor in the Dharma Drum Mountain Chan Hall.

 

Venerable Guo Ru has studied at the EasternBuddhistCollege (now known as Fo Guang Shan Tsunglin University). He also holds a Bachelor degree in Chinese from NationalTaiwanNormalUniversity, and a Master degree from University of Georgia, USA.

 

Venerable Guo Ru is an Elder of Chan Cultivation Center in Taiwan. He is well known for his huatou retreats, having conducted over a hundred such retreats in Taiwan, China, Malaysia, United States and Canada. He does not stick to just one method, but uses different ways to guide practitioners. His guidance may include pushing, questioning, and tapping with an incense board. The power of these methods benefits practitioners in different ways.

 

As an old Chan saying goes, "Chan lies in carrying water and chopping wood." It is in this spirit that Venerable Guo Ru emphasizes the use of Chan in daily life. In order to help practitioners realize their true nature through daily activities, he holds not only intensive retreats but also different types of workshops.


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