Pico Rivera - Intro to Chan Meditation [5 weeks]

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Pico Rivera Senior Center

9200 Mines Avenue

Pico Rivera, CA 90660

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Introduction to Chan Meditation: Build your foundation.

LOCATION: Pico Rivera Senior Center

9200 Mines Ave. Pico Rivera. (Next to Smith Park)

FEE: Free Class. Good for ages 15 & up.

From beginners to advanced meditators

Class Description

Meditation is a journey through stillness that will restore your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. Along the way you will unfold your inherent wisdom, discover your inner sanctuary and develop a deep sense of peace. Learn the powerful technique of Chan the school of Buddhism that places greatest emphasis on meditation. This class will teach many secret methods of Chan meditation that are very difficult to find in print.

What are students expected to bring/wear to class:

  • Bring your own mat.
  • Wear comfortable cloth.

Class objective

  • Learn proper meditation posture and basic techniques.
  • Understand the basic concepts of Samadhi power and Qi flow.
  • Learn what to do / what not to do in meditation practice.

Recommended reading: Chan Handbook by Master YongHua available on Amazon.

Class outline: INTRODUCTION TO CHAN MEDITATION Unfold inherent wisdom / Discover true self

Chan is known:

  1. To not rely on the spoken word.
  2. To point directly to the mind.
  3. To be transmitted outside of the teachings.
  4. To help us see our True Nature and become enlightened.

Week 1. Fundamentals of Chan

  • Meditation basics – why meditate?
  • What is Chan? History. Lineage.
  • Stretching and basic posture (How to sit in lotus posture).
  • Vairochana Mudra and learn Dan Tian.
  • Pureland Recitation Method.

Week 2. Meditation Techniques

  • Pureland Recitation Method.
  • Breath counting
  • Smashing the Pain Barriers.

Week 3. Qi Flow and Samadhis

  • Understand Qi Flow (energy flow).
  • The Nine Samadhis & Three Realms.

Week 4. Meditation States and Progress

  • The States of Meditation.
  • Tracking your progress.
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