2013年12月25日 星期三

2014 New Years Chan Ding and Cultural Trip + Weekly Reminder

Begin a New year with a Fresh Beginning!! Join us in our Group Meditation and Cultural Trip!
 Reminding Everyone of our Weekly Meditation Class on Friday Night! 7:30 ~9:00 PM  

2013年12月23日 星期一

Soul or Body

 "Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul."  ~Wayne Dyer
The two have such different results.
Knowing the soul is the true self, which should control the body allows us to see things in different perspectives.

2013年12月12日 星期四

Weekly Updates

Dear Friends,
Friday English Meditation class is again around the corner! 
Welcome to join the class! 
Friday 7:30 ~9:00  pm  
 
 
Address: 
台北市中正區新生南路一段148號B1
B1F., No.146, Sec. 1, Xinsheng S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.) 
------------------Special Events-----------------------------------------
To encourage everyone to continue practicing meditation, beginning from this December, join the meditation class 8 times and get a 20% discount!

Christmas Dinner at "Second Floor" (12/23) Dinner After Monday's class 9:15pm : Remember to bring Holiday stories to share! 

Half day trip: New Years Meditation ( 新年感恩禪定 )
Time: 8:30 ShinShun Meditation Center
Location: Hsinchu County, Guanshi Township to enjoy country side air, local Hakka quinine, Orange (fruit) picking. Register at the Service Desk at the meditation center or contact any of the volunteers! 

2013年12月9日 星期一

Dream Big






This reminds me of Shifu's quote : "有願就有力" (Roughly translated: when you have wish/vision, you have power"  )
And it's so true. When clearly knowing your goal and direction, you are filled with energy. Heaven and earth will move to help you fulfill your dream.
I found a lot of Albert Einstein's quotes echo with what the Buddha taught. Just the 'wording' is different. ( What did you expect? With a different language and different culture, not to mention different time frame.)  

Picture from Facebook: True Activist

2013年12月1日 星期日

What is Chan (禪)

Little Fish: What is Chan (禪)?
Big Fish: Chan is around you, inside you, outside of you. 


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You cannot use your eyes to see Chan, yet it is everywhere. One can not live without it. 

Drawing by Maggie Sheu
Inspired by 禪說(COMIC)

2013年11月25日 星期一

2013年11月20日 星期三

Weekly reminder and Solar term -Light Snow.



Reminding everyone of the upcoming Friday Meditation Class!
This week 's a  "special course"
with Brother Miao Ming's Sharing of how to enter Deep Meditation (Ding) 
The class officially begins at 7:30~9:00.
But we also encourage experienced friends to come early for better meditation results!
This week's sharing:
Tomorow (11/22/2013 Friday) is Light Snow (Xiǎoxuě,小雪) of the Solar terms!
小寒:氣候開始寒冷。
During the 節氣 (Solar term) or any of 24 points matches a particular astronomical event or signifies some natural phenomenon. Shifu says this is when energy of the sky and earth is strong( exchanges) .  We can experience this when we meditate on this day(Time: 11:48 noon)!  

2013年11月17日 星期日

2013年11月14日 星期四

English Meditation Class Weekly Reminder+ Sharing

Dear Friends,

Friday's English Chan Mediation Class will begin same time same place!
Hope you see you all there!
 
Weekly Sharing:
"心放在事情上,而不是把事情放在心上。"-Mark
Place your "heart" on what you are suppose to do, 
rather than putting "things" you must do on your heart.

2013年11月10日 星期日

-Words of Wisdom- Blessings

Blessings (Good fortune):

No matter with or without money, Whether an official or a normal peasant,
To be Free and Happy every day,
Is life's greatest blessing.

~Chan Master Wujue Miaotian

2013年11月6日 星期三

First day of Winter Solstice - Meditation Reminder

Dear Friends,

Today is the First day of Winter Solstice!
In Chinese it's called 立冬(Lidong) one of the many 節氣(Jiéqì). Shifu says this is a time when the solar energy shift/change. A good time for meditation! specific time is 14:13.




Kindly reminding everyone of tomorrow's weekly  meditation class. The beginning of a new month signifies the beginning of a new class! Start learning from the basics tomorrow!! 


Time:  7:30 ~ 9:00 pm 
Date: 11/8 (Friday) 
Address: B1F., No.148, Sec. 1, Xinsheng S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Contact person: Maggie Sheu 
Email: englishmeditation@gmail.com 



2013年11月4日 星期一

2013年10月31日 星期四

Weekly Reminder: Friday English Meditation Class

Hi Friends, 
Today's English Meditation Class begins at 7:30! 
Looking forward to seeing old faces and new faces. 
If it's your first time, try contacting us earlier~

Below is the food for thought!
Actually, its not just food, it's true. 


2013年10月28日 星期一

Bamboo Garden Half Day Trip

Dear Friends,
Bamboo Garden Half Day Trip:
English Meditation Class is hosting a half day trip to the Royal Bamboo Garden. The Royal Bamboo Garden is a relaxing place with strong life force.  This upcoming Saturday. (11/2)

We will meet at 1:30 the MRT Zhishan 捷運芝山站.
Cost: 200NT (For entrance and light refreshments.)  
Please reply to confirm your attendance! Thanks.


Taipei Chan Meditation Center
Blog: http://taipeichan.blogspot.com/
Contact: Maggie 0922-062-039
Address: 台北市中正區新生南路一段148號B1B1F., No.146, Sec. 1, Xinsheng S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

2013年10月23日 星期三

[Weekly Reminder] English Meditation Class on Friday

Dear Friends,
How long can you meditate? 10 minutes? 15 minutes? 30 minutes? 45 minute? Challenge your own limits in the upcoming (Friday 11/25) class!
ALSO!!
The English Meditation Class is planning a FUN Outing! To learn more about this half day trip, please come to this Friday’s Meditation Class for more details!

Sincerely,
Maggie - English Meditation Volunteer


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Taipei Chan Meditation Center
Blog: http://taipeichan.blogspot.com/
Contact: Maggie 0922-062-039
Address: 台北市中正區新生南路一段148號B1B1F., No.146, Sec. 1, Xinsheng S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

2013年10月21日 星期一

Newest English Meditation Flyer!!


The newest English Meditation Class flyers are out!!
Take a look and feel free to sure it with your friends!

2013年10月20日 星期日

Learning to let go

Some times we are too worried about too many things. It then becomes our burden we cannot "let go" of. In Chinese Let go = 放下。 (or "put down") 

In the "song of the self nature" (said by The Sixth Chinese Chan Patriarch
Master Huineng upon his enlightenment ) 
sings of the true self is naturally sufficient.
 
(picture from facebook group:True Activist

自信歌(The song of self nature): http://www.zen.org.tw/web/voice.php自性歌

2013年10月14日 星期一

[Sharing] Heavy Baggage


 TRANSLATIONS:

What you cannot put down, you continue carrying,
What you cannot overlook, you remember,
What you cannot give up, you keep.

One day...
When you cannot move, you will put (it) down.
When you cannot remember, you can overlook.
What you cannot keep, you give.

----Again a picture that I can no longer find the origin of. Sorry...---

2013年10月8日 星期二

Weekly Reminder

Dear International Friends living in Taipei!

As usual, Our Weekly English Meditation Class is coming up!

Time: 7:30 PM ~9:00 PM (Friday) – 
Place: B1F., No.148, Sec. 1, Xinsheng S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan
台北市中正區新生南路一段148B1

**The building has a larger sidewalk than the ones on its two sides.

It’s a bit difficult to find at night?!..So try arrive between 7:00 ~ 7:30... Some friends road too fast on their bikes and missed the Center…XD




2013年10月6日 星期日

Just My Mind

Looking for a way to calm the mind? 

A raise of hands for those how have felt this way before?( I have!!)

From Facebook:True Activist

2013年10月4日 星期五

-Words of Wisdom-The Path of Spiritual Practice

Translation:
Meditation calms the restless heart gradually from waves,
returning to silent tranquility and serenity.
All practices of meditation, chanting, and prayers
aim to purify the consciousness and allow heart and spirit to find its refuge,
that the road of spiritual practice.

~~~Chan Master Wujue Miaotian

 【智者之語】修行之路

禪定是將自己起伏不安的心,
逐漸調伏,歸於平靜、安詳,
所以一切的修行、禪定、念佛或祈禱,
目的都是為了讓意識清淨,
讓心靈直接通達皈依之所,
這就是修行之路。

~禪宗第八十五代宗師 悟覺妙天禪師


 From: 禪天下‧ZenCosmos Club

2013年10月2日 星期三

English Meditation- Weekly (Friendly) Reminder

Its the first week of November and the weekly English Meditation Session is coming up! (Friday 10/4)

If possible, try arriving 15 to 30 minutes earlier to calm our minds and relax from a week of stress! ( This will also give us better mediation results! )


Last week we began our first class with breathing practices.






Picture shared on Facebook (couldn't find the origin, sorry), but thought its worth sharing =]

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Time: 7:00~9:00 pm  Starting September 27, 2013.
Place: B1F., No.146, Sec. 1, Xinsheng S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Naïve Beginners welcome for the first three weeks, after which please contact us before you come, so we can make arrangements to review basics for you before the session.)

2013年10月1日 星期二

English Meditation Session (Friday 10/4)

To All our International Friends Living in Taipei, 

Its the first week of November and the weekly English Meditation Session  is coming up! (Friday 10/4)
If possible, try arriving 15 to 30 minutes earlier to calm our minds and relax from a week of stress! ( This will also give us better mediation results! )

Last week we began our first class with breathing practices. 



Picture shared on Facebook (couldn't find the origin, sorry), but thought its worth sharing =]

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Chan (Zen) Meditation Sessions for Beginners (FREE)

World Leadership Education Foundation provides a weekly (Chan meditation session for beginners. This session features Sitting Chan, Motion Chan, Chan life style, etc. Chan meditation improves physical mental health and relieves stress. Understand more about this physical, mental and spiritual practice. Regardless your religious background, you are welcome to join us!

Time: 7:30~9:00 pm
Place: B1F., No.146, Sec. 1, Xinsheng S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Naïve Beginners welcome for the first three weeks,(
Starting September 27, 2013) after which please contact us before you come, so we can make arrangements to review basics for you before the session.)
Loose fitting clothes are recommended. Do not plan to attend immediately after dining.

2013年9月12日 星期四

 Dear Friends,

There is mediation class this Friday! If you don't know the location, remember to come meet up at the Xinshen MRT station at 6:45pm! (contact Maggie 0922062039) 
We have set this Mediation class as a warm-up event! Let us get familiar with the new environment and friends!
Meditation Center Address: B1., No.148, Xinshen(Jinshan) S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City



PS: The fliers for the upcoming English Chan Meditation Classes are out! Please share this wonderful event with your friends!
 



2013年9月1日 星期日

New Chan Meditation Center at Xinshen S Road - Friday 7:00~9:00pm

 To all Taipei international friends,

Starting this month (September) , meditations classes will be held at : 

 Below is a picture of the map provided:
 
Below is the logo of the HSBC holdings (Bank) : 
feel free to to email if you have any questions: englishmeditation@gmail.com


For those who would like to go together, we'll be meeting up at the following location. Please call before hand! (So we'll know to wait for you.) 
Xinsheng  MRT Station Gate 5 @ 6: 45 pm~ 7:00pm  (Friday)  

Contact Person: Maggie  0922062039    

2013年8月26日 星期一

Reunion Party of fun and inner peace

Dear Friends, 
   It has been a great pleasure to meditate with you in Guanqian Chan Center all this time. 
Starting from this September, the English Chan Meditation Class will be hosted in another Chan center. 
Therefore, 8/30 (Friday) will mark the end of the English Chan Meditation Class in Guanqian Chan Center and signify a new beginning in Daan Xinsheng Chan Center. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all the volunteers and practitioners for their dedication and  participation. Please come join us for the Reunion party of fun and inner peace on the last class in Guanqian to say goodbye and hello!. Please RSVP to verify your attendance so that we can prepare enough food for everyone. 
This party will also include music and dance performance from our practitioners. 

Time: 8:30 PM 8/30 Friday
Who:1. All friends who have joined any of our events are invited to come.  
2. Any new international friends who are interested in practicing meditation in the future.
Location: 9F., No. 28, Guanqian Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City
Email: EnglishMeditation@gmail.com
Tel: 02-23119199

We look forward to your attendance. 

Sincerely,

English Meditation Class Volunteers

2013年6月12日 星期三

2013年2月27日 星期三

Meditation Class this Friday 7:30pm-9:00pm



  Heart  Chan   Meditation                   
for people expecting a better life
a class filled with PURE joy and GREAT energy

What can you expect in our class?
Relax your body and mind through deep-breathing
Improve concentration by external focus
Enhance the energy level of internal qi system
Retrieve joy, peace and wisdom in yourself
Hear the amazing sharing of international Chan practitioners




Time: Every Friday 7:30pm~9:00pm

Place: Heart Chan Meditation Center Xinsheng Chan Center


More details? Please search for “Chan Meditation -Taiwan” on FACEBOOK 


For any questions, please email to EnglishMeditation@gmail.com