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Being that I work most weekends, I was excited to hear that I had a free weekend for the retreat with Gilbert. It had been a long time since I went to a retreat and I was eager to go and practice, to learn more, and to be with other practitioners.

 
I was blessed to have had the opportunity to attend the one-day Chan retreat led by Venerable Guoxing on 9/20. The benefits of meditation have been scientifically studied and proven.

Dharma Drum Mountain San Francisco Bay Area Center (DDMBASF) hosted its second-year Used Goods Charity Bazaar on August 29th and 30th in Fremont, California.   

On August 8th, I was privileged to be able to participate in a day of outdoor Chan hiking meditation. 

It is hard to believe it has already been six years since master Sheng Yen’s passing on February 3, 2009. I remember it was in my sophomore year of college when I first heard the news of the passing of a great figure in modern Buddhism. 

Every month, a one-day meditation retreat is held for the meditation practitioners at the Dharma Drum Mountain San Francisco Bay Area Center.