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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.

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?

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.


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”.

“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.