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Monday, January 26, 2015

Master Sheng Yen on Impermanence

Everything is in Flux
Actually what we call impermanence is a process of time, a manifestation of time, a process of time. All the phenomena of time can be called impermanent. Second by second they go by: that is impermanence. The experience of impermanence can be felt in many material ways as well as psychological ways. The material experience, for example, can be more at

a half day or day of silent meditation/contemplation

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, and want one, or are interested in Chan meditation practice, please contact Adrian a couple of days before the retreat.

Bring your own cushion; chairs are available. Bring a veggie lunch with a little left over to share, and eating/drinking utensils. There is a microwave but no drinkable water because of the water ban. 
Limited seating, please RSVP.
Contact Adrian Symonds: 250-650-9055 or
February 1, 2015 8:30 a.m to 12; 1:15 to 5 p.m. – Salish House, Lewis Park Recreation Centre, Courtenay Cost: by donation

1. MAIN WEBSITE: Cosmos Chan Zen Community at
2. Master Cheng Yen in Facebook;
3. Listen to dharma talks with Gilbert Gutierrez
4. Listen/download audio talks from the Tallahassee   Chan group at
5. the Western Chan Fellowship at
6. Questions?  Adrian at 250 650 9055; and this blog