Poetic Practice: A Chan Meditation Retreat

Poetic Practice: A Chan Meditation Retreat
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22 Sep 20:00 - 24 Sep 17:00

Rockaway Summer House, 504 Beach 68th Street

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LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. PLEASE REGISTER ON WWW.BUDDHISTINSIGHTS.EVENTBRITE.COM

Many Buddhist teachers convey their wisdom through poetry, composing pithy utterances to help us develop our meditation and cultivate wisdom. During this retreat we will be guided by David Listen (formerly Ven. Chang-Wen), who will be drawing on these profound verses to communicate how an accurate view of Buddhism is critical for genuine self-transformation.



This retreat is a silent retreat.
Advance registration is required for all participants. Attendance is required for the duration of the entire retreat.
Registration to this retreat (or Eventbrite Ticket) does not reserve you a spot.
A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have signed-up and completed all registration steps below, once their application has been approved by management. All others are to be considered on a waiting list. If you register to stay overnight and decide not to attend, please inform us as soon as possible, so another person on the waiting list may come in your place.


HOW TO REGISTER:

1. SIGN-UP FOR YOUR PREFERRED EVENTBRITE TICKET
2. FILL-IN THE RETREAT FORM
3. WAIT FOR CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM MANAGEMENT
4. BEFORE THE RETREAT YOU WILL RECEIVE SCHEDULE AND WHAT TO BRING
There is no price tag to participate in this retreat, because it is offered on a Dana (generosity) basis: please donate what you can and what you wish in order to make the program available to other people. Please note that if you register and do not attend without giving us sufficient notice, you may be blacklisted from future events.

ABOUT THE TEACHER:
David Listen has been teaching Chan (Zen) meditation for over 10 years, leading numerous intensive meditation retreats, classes, and activities at various meditation centers, as well as teaching at many college campuses and private institutions throughout the U.S., Europe, and East Asia. Previously known as Venerable Chang Wen, he was one of the few western monastic disciples of Chan Master Sheng Yen. He had been a monk for over a decade, and has since returned to lay life to share Buddhism in his own creative way. David holds a BS in Environmental Studies, and is currently getting his MSEd in Mental Health Counseling. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is working on translating Chan texts to English. He nowadays does life mentoring/coaching, continuing to guide people in their Chan Buddhist life practice on an individual and group basis.

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