Sync With A Tree

I’d like to share my true story happened one month ago when I returned back from China. I realized that the giant ficus tree in my backyard looked so pale, thousands of leaves falling down on the ground. Immediately I was in sync with this poor tree which was full of weak energy and struggling[…]

Sync with the trees at the retreat.

Ellijay, Georgia is the 2nd Heart Chan retreat for me. I like all the scheduled classes and sharings. The interactive chan class with Sister Miaolian was my favorite. I felt strong connection with Shifu during the interactive chan. When observing and sync with the nature, the trees, flowers, it brings me lasting happiness. In everyday[…]

2016 Retreat Experience

This is our third year participating in Heart Chan’s retreat. Feeling the power of energy was my biggest breakthrough in the first year. Last year, I was honored to be given the opportunity to organize the retreat held in Southern California which not only challenged me to organize and coordinate an event but also let me interact with[…]

Monterey Chan Center


494-G Alvarado St.,
Monterey, CA 93940

Contact: Yue Meng

494G Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940


New Chan Introduction lesson series starting Saturday on the week of 8/6, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. This is a 10-week course. Registration open now! Please invite your family and friends to join us!

Group practice will continue to be on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Drop by whenever you get a chance.

Class/Event Schedule

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – Group Practice

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Miaoming’s Live Broadcast Sessions

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – Group Practice

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Chan Introduction Sessions
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Shifu’s Heart-to-Heart Lesson Series (only open to donors)

Download Center Calendar in PDF

Irvine Chan Center


4505 Barranca Parkway,
Irvine, CA 92604

Contact: Miaolian
(909) 938-1896

4505 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604


Heart Chan meditation retreat from 10/22 – 10/25. There will be no Saturday sessions that week. Registration available online at
Heart Chan 2015 Appreciation and Fundraising Gala to be held on 10/25, 5:30 p.m. Center Club, Orange County. Please check out this flyer for details.

Class/Event Schedule

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Chan Introduction in Chinese

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Miaoming’s Live Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Chan Proficiency (Shifu’s Recording)


Eastern Regional Retreat Center


987 Shenendoa,
Ellijay, GA 30540

(706) 276-2001

987 Shenendoa, Ellijay, GA

The first regional retreat center established in the United States, Heart Chan ERRC provides the opportunity for people to experience Chan and deepen their practices in a safe, fun, non-stressful environment through multi-day retreats, teachers’ training, classes, and workshops that includes activities such as:

  • Flower Arranging
  • Calligraphy
  • Traditional Ink Painting
  • Contemplative Walking
  • Reading and Research
  • Guided Sitting Meditation
  • Other related activities led by guest intructors

You’re welcome to download the ERRC brochures to find out more about the center: (Page 1), (Page 2)

Practitioners are welcome to apply for long stays and/or private retreats in ERRC as long as they agree to adhere to the following policies. A suggested donation can also be made during your stay.

ERRC offers periodic meditation, Tai Chi, calligraphy, and flower arrangement classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Be sure to check out our facebook page for the latest info and offerings, and never hesitate to drop by whenever you get the chance!