2013 Reflections

Zen Seven Meditation Retreat at Chung Tai Chan Monastery by Faith Hawthorne (English Sutra Study Class student)

The Zen Seven Retreat is carefully crafted to include expedients used by the Buddha and past Zen patriarchs to help practitioners see their true nature. continue reading

2013 Pilgrimage Reflection – Joseph \ 傳登

When JC shifu asked me whether I wanted to go for the pilgrimage to Chung Tai Shan, I was elated and felt especially privileged that Abbess had allowed me go to with the youth group. continue reading

Three-day Meditation Retreat – A Reflection English Sutra Study class / Gino

What time is it? What time is it? It’s the question of the moment, the ever present, always continuing moment. It’s always now. The time is now and it’s always the same time. It’s just that we don’t realise it, or that we forget … we forget that it’s now. We aren’t paying attention that […] continue reading

2013 Baolin Youth Camp Experience – Nicole

Joining this camp was an amazing experience for me. Few months ago when shifus were organizing this camp, I did not notice that there was an age limit and it would have stopped me from even signing up, but this was one of the best mistake I’ve made. This is because a few months ago, […] continue reading

Three-day Meditation Retreat – A Reflection
English Sutra Study class / Joseph Wong

A welcome reprieve from the demands of daily life, the Bao Lin three-day meditation retreat allowed one to simply just be. I especially appreciate the need for silence. The retreat afforded me a chance to leave everything behind for those three days, and just concentrate on the practice. Travelling on the Path is never easy. […] continue reading