Starting from late January of 2015, the San Jose Center is going to hold an eight-week Chan Introduction lesson series on Saturday afternoons. Classes are open to all who are interested. More details to come! For any inquiry, please contact the head instructor of the center, Juemiao Tongming, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
"This Chan we practice is a living thing. Like all living things it is continuously changing, growing, evolving, adapting." "Any teaching or sharing cannot be Chan. This is only expressed experience of someone else. Chan must always be your own experience, your own witness." This Chan we practice is a living thing. Like all living things it is continuously changing, growing, evolving, adapting. Sometimes we get attached to teachings, that we must manifest them exactly as they presented to us. In actuality there are infinite expressions of the teaching that are correct. However there are "core teachings" that are necessary to accomplish the purpose of practice. Think about making a trip say from LA to San Francisco. If Shifu makes…
It's my pleasure to announce a joint fund raising plan between two 501c3 non-profit organizations, Heart Chan and The Foundation of International Buddhism Painting and Calligraphy Promotion, FIBPC. FIBPC was founded by a philanthropist/calligrapher, Mr. Tao, Haixin. The mission of FIBPC is to collect Buddhism paintings and calligraphies from the top artists worldwide, and exhibit them to the public. After introducing our Shi-Fu, brother Miaoming, our Chan linage, and the plan of US Retreat Center to Mr. Tao, we came out a joint fund raising plan together. He is going to commit his coming 3 years to create over 1,000 pieces of Heart Sutra calligraphy, frame them, and donate to Heart Chan for fund raising. 60% of the fund raised…