Viki’s March 2019 Northern California Teacher Training Report

Date: 5/2/2019  Subject: Trip to Northern California Teacher Training on 3/31/2019 Experience, Impression and Benefit: The connections between all teachers and with Shifu are strong.  I felt that teachers cherished the opportunity to be together and sincerely practiced the connection throughout the form and formless during the entire training session. Teachers also paid good attention[…]

Guangming’s July 2019 Southern California Trip Report

I drove down to SCA last weekend to attend SCA July teacher training. On Saturday July 13, I arrived at Irvine Center at 3:15pm, 15 minutes later than the 3:00pm class at Irvine Center. I left San Jose at 7:30am and left enough cushion time, but still under-estimated LA’s traffic. As I got off Freeway[…]

New Introductory to Chan Meditation Class at SF Bay Area Center to Start on Saturday, 10/19/2019

Dear All, A new “Introductory to Chan Meditation Class“ will start on October 19th (Saturday), 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m at our Bay Area center. This class will introduce the fundamental concepts and techniques of Chan meditation in a systematic and easy-to-understand way. Class Includes: – Step-by-step meditation instructions – Fundamental teachings of Chan Meditation – Integration of body, mind and spirit in everyday life Dates: 10/19 – 12/14 (No[…]

Juemiao Miaolian

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A former advertising planner in Beijing TV, currently a full time mom of three boys in Irvine California, Miaolian’s journey in Chan started in a random Saturday afternoon in 2008 in a community park. She was taking her sons out for some afternoon outdoor activities and ran into a Chan class offered at the community center in the park.

In 2011 she went to Taiwan to participate in the founding of Shakyamuni Buddhist foundation. Right before the ceremony, the moment she put on the dharma robe for the first time, her heart was deeply touched by a warmness that she never felt before and tears came out uncontrollably. While meeting the 85th Chan Patriarch Wujue Miaotian later the same day, she asked to take refuge with the master and her wish was granted right away.

In 2012, she was in Taiwan to share her Chan experience in a dharma assembly of 20000+ people and was ordained right before the assembly.

Currently she resides in Irvine, California and shares Chan teachings at Irvine Center.