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Seven-Day Bilingual Intensive Chan Retreat

Dear praticipants:

Please kindly note that this page is exclusively for those who do not understand Chinese. If you understand Chinese, please go to DDM’s official website for registration.

Meditation: Tune up.

Is your practice stale? Have you ceased making progress? Are you unable to stay on the method? Do you sincerely want to practice? Or are you a beginner who wants to start off right?


Gilbert will take you through the necessary elements of a proper practice to maximize your progress. Gilbert’s unique style mixes practice pointers with Chan Buddhist theory to bring out the best in your practice. Gilbert teaches in a classical Chan school style and intermixed history and Chan theory coupled with humor to bring a practitioner to a contemplative Mind. If you have never attended one of Gilbert’s retreats ask some one who has has attended one of his retreats for a review.

Retreat teacher:

Gilbert Gutierrez has over forty years of meditation experience, which includes his study of various martial arts as well as Chi Gong. In 2002, he received Dharma Transmission from Chan Master Sheng Yen, making him the only western lineage holder currently residing in the United States. He conducts retreats and lectures throughout North America.

His home base is in Southern California and he lectures regularly at the Los Angeles DDMBA chapter and with his own Riverside Chan Meditation Group in California. He teaches in a classical Chan style which inspires his students to investigate Chan through diligent practice. In this retreat, the emphasis will be on the Right View, correct application of the methods and the proper attitude toward practice. Personal interview available.

Date: May 16th to May 23rd, 2020

Location: Chan Hall, Dharma Drum Mountain, Taiwan


Deadline: April 16th, 2020

Requirement: Experience of seven-day retreat with either DDM or other traditions. Already establishing daily personal practice and willing to really devote oneself during the retreat.

Contact: or John WU at 0908-336464

*This retreat is free of charge but your donation to DDM will be most appreciated.

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