Retreat Teachers

At ZMM and ZCNYC

Rebecca Li

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.