The Chan Whip Anthology: A Companion to Spur our Practice.

Gilbert Gutierrez will speak on “The Chan Whip Anthology: A Companion to Spur our Practice” on Friday night, and follow up with a 2-day guided practice class.”

Day 1 : Nov. 10 (Fri.) : Dharma Talk :

The Chan Whip for a better Gongfu – Linji (臨濟), Han Shan (寒山), Dahui (大慧宗杲), common threads of the Chan practice

Day 2 : Nov. 11 (Sat.) : Guided Practice :

Hold your Method! – Do’s and Dont’s of the Chan practice

Day 3 : Nov. 12 (Sun.) : Guided Practice :

Chan is not sitting on your cushion!
– A Right View Perspective on Chan Meditation

Gilbert Gutierrez:
Gilbert.jpgGilbert Gutierrez, is an attorney practicing in Riverside, California. He began his meditation practice about 30 years ago and studied various forms of meditation, but according to him nothing comes close to matching the simplicity and the beauty of Chan (Zen). Gilbert received Dharma transmission in June 2002 from Chan Master Sheng Yen and became a Dharma heir of the Dharma Drum lineage. He is known for his lively and humorous teaching style, and his ability to cater to different levels of students. He now teaches Chan meditation regularly in California (more info) and lectures in many North American cities.

GUEST TEACHER: Gilbert Gutierrez
Dharma Heir of Master Sheng Yen

“The Chan Whip Anthology” is a practical guide to cultivate Chan practice based on a collection of classic Chan texts published by Master Zhuhong in 1600, the late Ming dynasty. Gilbert’s lecture will use the Chan Whip as an overall theme to explain core Chan practice for beginning and advanced Chan practitioners.

This class will start with an evening Dharma talk on Friday November 10, followed by two days of guided meditation practice on Saturday and Sunday. This is an opportunity to get personal instructions and practice it in a retreat. Both new and experienced practitioners will benefit.

Vegetarian lunches provided on Saturday and Sunday.

WHEN: DAY-1 : Fri., Nov. 10   |   06:00PM – 09:00PM
DAY-2 : Sat., Nov. 11   |   09:00AM – 04:00PM
DAY-3 : Sun., Nov. 12   |   09:00AM – 12:00PM
WHERE: DDMBA Chicago Chapter
WHO: Everyone – both beginners with little or no meditation experience and seasoned practitioners will benefit.
QUESTIONS? Mike Harbut
847.833.0762  |


  • attire: Shoes are not allowed within the meditation center. For your comfort, we recommend clean socks and loose clothing in layers.
  • check-in time: Check-in begins at 8:30 AM on both Saturday and Sunday, please arrive no later than 8:50AM.


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“The Chan Whip Anthology” – Guided Practice

Saturday, 11/11/2017 : 09 AM – 04 PM : Hold Your Method!
Sunday,   11/12/2017 : 09 AM – 12 PM : Chan is not sitting on your cushion!

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If you are interested in joining us, please contact Mike Harbut at 847.833.0762 |,