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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.

The Growth of Dharma Drum Mountain San Francisco Bay Area Center over the past 10 years

" 108 Adages of Wisdom" is written by Venerable Sheng Yen. He will show us how to enjoy work, life and live independently and harmoniously with nature. He will also show us how to live simply, with purpose in meaningful life, and discover the true source of happiness where could only start from self and within. 

Although I began meditating more than 5 years ago, I am not very experienced.  Over the last few years, my lack of attention to formal practice and study sent me into a sort of tailspin.  

Foregoing the comfort of sleeping in on a Saturday morning, a group of like-minded people came together at Dharma Drum Mountain for a one-day retreat, led by one of Venerable Master Sheng Yen’s Dharma Heirs, Gilbert Gutierrez

 

First of all, I would like to thank Venerable Guo Jian and all the volunteers for your time and dedication, offering the one-day retreat for us to deepen our practice.