Four Truths Chan Retreat
with Rebecca Li
November 8 - 10, 2019
We’re excited to welcome Chan teacher Rebecca Li for a special meditation retreat on these most essential teachings of the Buddha.
Over the course of the weekend, we’ll reconnect with ourselves by cultivating clear awareness of the ways in which we experience suffering, from the most obvious forms to the subtler ones. With this awareness, we can penetrate the mind to discover the entrenched mental habits that compel us to suffer. We can then see for ourselves that, through practice, we can be free from our unhelpful habits to touch the stable peace and unconditional love within all of us.
Get to know Rebecca! Check out this wonderful interview with her from the website of the Western Chan Fellowship.
Please don’t let financial issues prevent you from attending a program at the Monastery. If you can’t afford the program fee, there are options.
Dr. Rebecca Li, a Dharma heir in the lineage of Chan Master Sheng Yen, is the founder and guiding teacher of Chan Dharma Community. She started practicing with Master Sheng Yen in the 1990s and served as his translator until his passing in 2009. She later trained with and received full Dharma transmission from one of his Dharma heirs, Dr. Simon Child, in 2016. Currently, she teaches meditation and Dharma classes, gives public lectures, and leads retreats in North America and the UK. Her talks and writings can be found at www.rebeccali.org. She is a sociology professor at The College of New Jersey, where she also serves as faculty director of the Alan Dawley Center for the Study of Social Justice. Her new book is Allow Joy into Our Hearts: Chan Practice in Uncertain Times.
Learn more about Rebecca Li