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Translation of Chan is difficult, due to the language barrier and culture difference. It usually loses some ‘flavors’ and ‘senses’ when we try to translate it.  This is what Dr. Child mentioned at his talks at Stanford University, “Chinese Zen Comes West”.

I connected with DDM San Francisco in Spring of 2011 by way of the internet and it has been an inspiring journey for me ever since.


“Amitabha, Amitabha, Amitabha, Amitabha…” I had been reciting Buddha’s name for a day with my mind. This was the first time I attended the reciting meditation.

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I'd had a tumultuous time the day before, and I think this made me much less able to focus than I would have liked. Yet, in some ways, this was a blessing for me, for I got to spend a lot of time seeing the impact that the tumult had been having on me.

What is true freedom?  And what is the path that leads to it?  Dharma teacher Guo Gu gave a wisdom talk on the subject while giving us a practical overview that we can use as our day-to-day framework to augment our understanding and practice for a quality moment-to-moment life experience and inner well-being.