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5 Day Zen retreat at Chan Grove, Taipei, Taiwan

日期: 2016-09-15

 

Zen Retreat

         at Chan Grove, Taipei, Taiwan

will be practicing doubting meditation and sharing your Zen experience

with your fellow practitioners.

 

The retreats are co-hosted by Chan Grove and None Zen Center, and held

in Chan Grove, Taipei, Taiwan. Chan Grove is a Zen (Chn., Chan)

monastery founded by Zen Master Guoru Zhengzhan. Approximately a 40-

minute commute from downtown Taipei city, Chan Grove provides an

accessible yet serious environment for dedicated practitioners to further

their Zen practice.

 

The main building of Chan Grove is the Zen Hall. A great room on the

grand floor serves as a meditation room in the daytime and as a bedroom

when male practitioners rest on the floor with sleeping mats during the

nighttime. Female practitioners’ bedroom is located on the 2nd floor

where also serves as a lecture room when needed.

 

Bathrooms are located in an independent building next to the Zen Hall,

with separate entries and areas for male and female practitioners. An

outdoor kitchen and dining area are hidden under the trees. The luxury of

nature and the humbleness of the premises create a unique harmony to

bloom the camellia and cherry blossoms in the spring, and nourish the

Zen practitioners’ mind year round.

The retreats will be led by Linda Huang, one of Master Guoru’s Dharma

Heirs. Linda lived in Chan Grove in the year 2011 and 2012 when she

served as Master Guoru’s servant disciple and learned and practiced Zen

under Master Guoru’s straightforward instruction and strict and intensive

training. Linda and Jeremy Wei, Master Guoru’s another Dharma Heir,

founded the None Zen Center in Taipei, Taiwan in the year of 2012 and in

San Jose, California, USA in 2015.

 

Retreat Fees in Chan Grove

Retreats held in Chan Grove are free of charge, including vegetarian

meals, lodging, and insurance. And all classes provided by Chan Grove

 are free of tuition fees.

However, we do do ask that you consider providing a DONATION. Your

gifts will help us to keep Chan Grove allow people to learn and practice Zen continuously.

 

Meals in Chan Grove

The food service is strictly vegetarian——no meat, fish, fowl, or eggs.

The breakfast will be provided at 7:00 am, lunch 12:00 pm, and dinner

5:30 pm. Water, tea, coffee and snacks will be available 24/7.

Please note that NO FOOD may be brought to the retreat site. If you

have special request, please address your needs in the application form.

 

Daily Schedule

The wake time is 5:00 am and bedtime 10:00 pm. We will have at least 12

sessions per day, including sitting meditation, outdoor meditation and

working meditation. Please note that working meditation is part of the

intensive training, practitioners will be assigned to cleaning, gardening or

any other laboring jobs. The working meditation session is about half an

hour time right after each breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday.

The detailed schedule won’t be given until two weeks before the start

date of the retreat and may be subject to change due to

Shifus’(teachers’) instructions in the retreat period. Practitioners are

required to follow the daily schedule that designed for the intensive

training and be on time for every session, meeting and meal.

 

Rules

1. We follow the code of silence in the Zen retreats. Practitioners are

  required to keep silence, not talking to others, not using handsets or

  any 3C devices, not writing any diary or note, nor reading books, in

  order to focus your entire body and mind on your Zen practice.

 

2. You will be asked to hand in your handsets, 3C devices, and watches

  when you check in the retreat, and your devices will be returned back

  to you at the end of the retreat.

 

3. Practitioners are required to follow the daily schedule that designed

  for the intensive training and be on time for every session, meeting

  and meal. The detailed schedule won’t be given until two weeks

  before the start date of the retreat and may be subject to change due

  to Shifus’(teachers’) instructions in the retreat period.

 

4. Working meditation is part of the retreat training. Practitioners will

  be assigned to cleaning, gardening, or any laboring jobs.

 

5. We provide vegetarian meals. Water, tea, coffee and snacks will be

  provided 24/7. Note that no food may be brought to the retreat site.

  If you have any special request or are allergic to particular foods,

  please address your needs in the application form.

 

6. No illegal drugs, no smoking, no alcohol, no pets, no incense, no

  candles, no kerosene lamps are allowed in the retreat site. Do not

  wear scented body products. Shoes are not worn indoors.

 

7. Practitioners are required to accept and abide by the

  Shifus’(teachers’) instructions, the rules of the retreat, and the

  regulations of the retreat site in order to communally create an

  intensive training environment, to benefit from the teachers, your

  fellow practitioners and the retreat site, and to advance your Zen

  practice.

 

8. For the communal benefits, anyone who does not abide by the

  Shifus’(teachers’) instructions, rules or regulations will be asked to

  leave.

 

What to Bring and What to Wear in Chan Grove

1. Chan Grove will prepare the meditation set (such as cushions and

  blankets) for you. You may bring your own meditation set but please

  let us know in your application form.

 

2. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for a rural setting.

 

3. Bring loose clothing for your sitting meditation and warm clothing for

  cool nights and mornings. Hoodies will be a good choice for outdoor

  meditation. Pack waterproof clothing (it rains in December though not

  raining season.) The retreat site does not provide laundry service, so

  bring enough clothes for your daily change.

 

4. Bring your mug, tooth brush, tooth paste, towels, sleeping bag and

  pillow. The retreat site provides shampoo and body wash in all shower

  facilities. For male practitioners, bring your own shaving gel.

 

5. You may wish to bring socks and/or slippers as shoes are not worn

  indoors.

 

6. Don’t forget your personal medicine if any.

 

Address and Direction — Chan Grove

Chan Grove

Add: 198 Fuxing 3rd Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei, Taiwan

(Address in Chinese : 台北市北投區復興三路198號, 祖師禪林

Phone: (02) 2891 5205

Take Taipei MRT Danshui Line to Beitou Station, and then take Taxi to Chan Grove (approximately a 10-minute drive.) The taxi fare is about NT$100 from the MRT Beitou Station to Chan Grove. (You may show Chan Grove’s Chinese address to your Taxi driver.)

 

Application

Retreats held in Chan Grove are open to all practitioners. However,

practitioners are required to register for the retreat in advance. Chan Grove reserve the right to accept or reject applications.Just click on “Apply” to register for the retreat in Chan Grove.

 

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* Unless otherwise specified, practitioners are required to check in at 8:00 pm - 9:00

pm on the start date and check out at 4:00 pm on the end date of the retreats.

Thank you for being interested in joining our Zen retreats. If you have any

application problems, please contact Chan Grove at

inquiry.ccc@gmail.com

Any inquiries about the Zen method of doubting meditation or huatou,

please contact None Zen Center at  inquiry.ccc@gmail.com

 

 

 


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