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The warm and welcoming invitations from the Abbot of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, Professor Lewis Lancaster of UC Berkeley, and numerous Chinese Buddhist organizations, precipitated Shifu’s trip to the San Francisco bay area in 1990.

One unusual thing that he did was showed the Buddhist teachings by giving a speech on his childhood with Master Sheng Yen. Most of the people in the world remember the teaching from their childhood, but not everyone will try to spread it around with their talent.

First off, I have to make a disclaimer that I am not musically inclined. Due to some great cause and condition, an opportunity arose for me to attend a special concert organized by Dharma Drum Mountain San Francisco Chapter.

To be honest it has been a long time since I’ve volunteered for any event.  The only thing that I knew prior before volunteering for this piano recital was that there was approximately 600 people that would be attending and the performance would be done by pianist prodigy.......

It was an honor to be invited to attend the “360 Degree Chan Retreat” this summer and I experienced the “speechless moment”.

 

So you studied meditation for a really long time, what is the benefit of the meditation for the people right now, especially in the Silicon Valley?