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Venerable Guo Xing will be conducting a one-day meditation retreat from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The meditation retreat will include sitting meditations, a lecture on Chan meditation, and a question and answer session. As time allows, the Venerable will also explain the meditation methods of the Huatou and of Silent Illumination.
Venerable Guo-Xing, heir of Master Sheng Yen’s Dharma, is currently head of the Chan Department in the headquarters of DDM in Taiwan. He was ordained under Chan Master Sheng Yen in 1986 and assisted the Master between 1987 and 2007, during which time he led meditation retreats in Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and the United States.
Ordained under Chan Master Shen Yen in 1986, Venerable Guo Xing assisted the Master between 1987 and 2007, during which time he led numerous meditation retreats throughout the United States, Southeast Asia, and Taiwan. He served as counselor for DDM’s Chan Meditation Group at Nong Chan Monastery for eight years, he was the guiding instructor for DDM Sangha University Chan practice curriculum for six years, the director of DDM’s Chan Practice Center, the director of Chan Hall, and the supervisor of the Department of Transmitting the Lamp for two years. Most recently, Venerable Guo Xing served as abbot of Chan Meditation Center and Dharma Drum Retreat Center in New York from 2008 to 2016.