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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Push hands playing 5



Does being present without Pure Awareness of Prajna Wisdom still work to move a player toward recognizing self nature?

Push hands playing 4



One thing t'ai chi chuan encourages  the players to do is to be aware. Movement reflects personality reflects movement. Where is the self nature in this two person expression?

Push hands playing 3



If there is ever an attachment to a Form of the Mind...anger, arrogance, vulnerability, confusion...even Lightness and Ease....that exhibits itself in the personality reflected in the movement, there presents itself the opportunity for the other player to suddenly have something solid upon which he/she can launch the other out of the circle!

Push hands playing




The True Reality of All Phenomena includes simultaneous Form, Essence and Function. All forms are unique, perfect and are not duplicated and each form is interconnected with all phenomena and simultaneously empty of self nature. To realize this, apply Pure Awareness of Prajna Wisdom to every moment of our daily life without self centeredness and in that moment we will be able to see the True Reality of All Phenomena.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A September 7 choice for a 1/2 day or full day silent retreat







For this half or day long retreat, if you are not a Chan (Chinese Zen) practitioner, you may bring your own silent meditation/ contemplation practice. If you do not presently have a practice, or are interested in Chan meditation practice, please contact Adrian a couple of days before the retreat.

You will need to bring your own cushion if you are a floor sitter. There are chairs. Please contact me RSVP as there is limited seating available in the Salish Bldg.

If you only plan to do a half day, the morning would be preferable though not absolutely necessary. If you do come in the morning, bring a veggie lunch for yourself and enough to share with another person. 

Silence is a rare treat these days. Come and bring a friend. 

Contact Adrian Symonds: 250-650-9055 or adrian2@shaw.ca
Sept 7: 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. – Salish House, Lewis Park Recreation Centre, Courtenay, and the following dates:
Oct 5
Nov 2
Dec 7 
cost: by donation, limited space, please RSVP



1. MAIN WEBSITE: Cosmos Chan Zen Community at http://www.cosmoschan.org/
2. Master Cheng Yen in Facebook;
3. Listen to dharma talks with Gilbert Gutierrez http://dharmatalks.riversidechan.org/
4. Listen/download audio talks from the Tallahassee   Chan group at http://www.tallahasseechan.com/talks.html
5. the Western Chan Fellowship at  http://www.westernchanfellowship.org/
6. Audio downloads at Dharma Drum http://www.dharmadrumretreat.org/teachings.php?id=av_changwen
7. Questions?  Adrian at 250 650 9055; adrian2@shaw.ca and http://comoxvalleyzenchan.blogspot.ca/

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Your choice 1/2 day or full day silent retreat





For this retreat, if you are not a Chan (Chinese Zen) practitioner, you may bring your own silent meditation/ contemplation practice. If you do not presently have a practice, or are interested in Chan meditation practice, please contact Adrian a couple of days before the retreat.

You will need to bring your own cushion if you are a floor sitter. There are chairs. Please contact me RSVP as there is limited seating available in the Salish Bldg.

If you only plan to do a half day, the morning would be preferable though not absolutely necessary. If you do come in the morning, bring a veggie lunch for yourself and enough to share with another person. 

Silence is a rare treat these days. Come and bring a friend. 

Contact Adrian Symonds: 250-650-9055 or adrian2@shaw.ca
Aug 10: 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. – Salish House, Lewis Park Recreation Centre, Courtenay
cost: by donation, limited space, please RSVP



1. MAIN WEBSITE: Cosmos Chan Zen Community at http://www.cosmoschan.org/
2. Master Cheng Yen in Facebook;
3. Chan Community Canada at http://chancommunity.ca/
4. Listen/download audio talks from the Tallahassee   Chan group at http://www.tallahasseechan.com/talks.html
5. the Western Chan Fellowship at  http://www.westernchanfellowship.org/
7. Audio downloads at Dharma Drum http://www.dharmadrumretreat.org/teachings.php?id=av_changwen
8. Questions?  Adrian at 250 650 9055; adrian2@shaw.ca and http://comoxvalleyzenchan.blogspot.ca/



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Upcoming one day retreats in Courtenay...and the Buddhist hologram

"Unenlightened people can only vaguely understand the true meaning of the phrase 'the mutual interaction of dharmas',' because they use their intellect, and therefore, they misinterpret the essence of Buddhist principles. For instance, I have said that one dharma contains all dharmas. However, if with your reasoning power, you think that within each dharma is the potential for every other dharma to arise, then you have misunderstood the teaching. In fact, one dharma already contains all dharmas, in this and every moment. The Ch'an sect has a saying, "If you can read this line and think, "Because I think of this, therefore I can think of that, and then that, and so on, until, potentially, I will understand the Ten Dharma Realms," then you have misunderstood the phrase. Actually, your single thought, right now, contains all Ten Dharma Realms. A single thought contains you, your self-nature, everyone in this room, everyone you know, all your dreams and memories, the environment, the universe."...Pg 35, The Infinite Mirror, Chan Master Sheng-Yen.





a day of silent meditation

For this retreat, if you are not a Chan (Chinese Zen) practitioner, you may bring your own silent meditation/ contemplation practice. If you do not presently have a practice, or are interested in Chan meditation practice, please contact Adrian a couple of days before the retreat.

You will need to bring your own cushion if you are a floor sitter. There are chairs. Please contact me RSVP as there is limited seating available in the Salish Bldg.
Contact Adrian Symonds: 250-650-9055 or adrian2@shaw.ca
July 6
August 10 and the first Sunday of each month including December Salish House, Lewis Park Recreation Centre, Courtenay
cost: by donation, limited space, please RSVP
http://www.cosmoschan.org/
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1. MAIN WEBSITE: Cosmos Chan Zen Community at http://www.cosmoschan.org/
2. Master Cheng Yen in Facebook;
3. Chan Community Canada at http://chancommunity.ca/
4. Listen/download audio talks from the Tallahassee   Chan group at http://www.tallahasseechan.com/talks.html
5. the Western Chan Fellowship at  http://www.westernchanfellowship.org/
7. Audio downloads at Dharma Drum http://www.dharmadrumretreat.org/teachings.php?id=av_changwen
8. Questions?  Adrian at 250 650 9055; adrian2@shaw.ca and http://comoxvalleyzenchan.blogspot.ca/