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Every Saturday: 9:00AM-12:00 PM

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The Uniqueness of Chan/Zen Meditation Practice - Huatou
Two-Day Huatou Chan/Zen Retreat
Led by Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu)
Chan Teacher & Senior Disciple of Master Sheng Yen 

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January 7, Saturday: 2:00-4:30 PM

For the Busy and the Stressed

I joined two of Gilbert’s one day retreats this year, one on the essential fundamentals and the other one on silent illumination. These weren’t my first time attending Gilbert’s retreat, but every time at his retreat, I always felt deeply inspired and peaceful. 

It was a wonderful change of scenery from my busy life. Being among our fellow meditators, and away from our daily grind, really allow me to slow down, relax, decompress and fine tune my meditation practice.


Somehow, I’d managed to live in the Bay Area for over 15 years, and had never been to Big Sur.  Mendocino, Tahoe, LA, Yosemite, and all along San Mateo and Marin parks.  But never to Big Sur.  And my good friend, Mann, was planning to attend, too.