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NeverMind, Intensive Meditation Retreat with David Listen

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Rockaway Summer House

504 Beach 68th Street

Queens, NY 11692

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A 1-day Intensive Chan Meditation Retreat focusing on the Teachings from the Platform Sutra of Master Hui Neng

On this retreat you will learn how to find peace and clarity of mind, through the use of Chan Buddhist meditation methods on and off the cushion--in stillness and movement. David will give instructions based on the principles of the Platform Sutra, one of the most important texts within Chan Buddhism, which takes all of the essential teachings of the Buddha and simplifies them into everyday, practical language. This retreat is intensive--there are strict guidelines of noble silence (no talking), no writing or note taking, no cell phone use, and no leaving the retreat center grounds. In this atmosphere of intense practice, you can truly gain the benefit of using the method, and have insight into the nature of the mind. But never mind what level of insight you gain, it's all about just practicing! It is recommended that participants have prior experience in meditation (e.g. having taken a class or meditate at home).

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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