Dr. Rebecca Li on Why do we practice? Why do we sit? 4/29/19

We are pleased that Dr. Rebecca Li will be with us again on Monday, April 29, for guided meditation and teachings.

Rebecca will explore with us the topic “Why do we practice? Why do we sit?” With these questions in mind, we will probe our own motivations for practice, what we might expect from our practice, and what the path of practice means to us. 

Why do YOU practice?

Please consider asking yourself this question, and be ready to share and learn that night. 


Dr. Rebecca Li, a Dharma heir in the Dharma Drum lineage of Chan Master Sheng Yen, started practicing meditation in 1995. She began her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 to become a Dharma and meditation instructor. Later on, she trained with John Crook and Simon Child to lead intensive retreats and received full Dharma transmission from Simon Child in 2016.  Currently, she leads Chan retreats, teaches meditation and Dharma classes, and gives public lectures in North America and the U.K.  Her talks and writings can be found at www.rebeccali.org.  She is the founder and guiding teacher of Chan Dharma Community and a sociology professor at The College of New Jersey, where she also serves as faculty director of the Alan Dawley Center for the Study of Social Justice.