On Monday Feb. 13 2023 Dr. Rebecca Li visited our sangha and led us in a guided meditation. In her dharma talk she touched on the various types of suffering, and the opportunity for us to really understand how we perpetuate suffering for ourselves and others by not understanding it’s origin and how it manifests. The second half of the talk is focused on the 5 aggregates ( skhandas ) and how by failing to understand their true nature we perpetuate suffering.
If you are interested in learning more in depth about meditation practice or Buddha’s teachings, we recommend a meditation retreat, where experienced teachers can guide you and you will have the benefit of a settled state of mind to engage with the teachings of the Buddha.
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About Rebecca Li, PhD
Rebecca began practicing in 1995, and attended her first seven-day intensive retreat with Chan Master Sheng Yen, founder of Dharma Drum Retreat Center (DDRC), in the following year. Since then she has attended numerous intensive Chan retreats. In 1999 after moving to New Jersey she began translating for Master Sheng Yen. In the same year, she began her training with the Master to become a Dharma and meditation instructor. Currently, she teaches meditation and Dharma classes and gives public lectures at the Chan Meditation Center (CMC) and leads 1- to 3-day retreats at CMC & DDRC. She has been training with Simon Child since 2008 to conduct retreat interviews and has been assisting in his intensive retreats since 2012. Along with her husband David Slaymaker, Rebecca leads Chan practice at Rutgers University and the New Jersey chapter of DDMBA and teaches on behalf of Dharma Drum in various community activities in the NJ-NY area. Rebecca is a board member of the Dharma Drum Retreat Center and professor of sociology at The College of New Jersey.
The Chan Meditation Center: http://www.chancenter.org/
The Dharma Drum Retreat Center: http://www.dharmadrumretreat.org/
See Rebecca’s talk about why we meditate here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZrcxVnufyw
Hear her recording from other visits http://buddhistsangha.com/tag/rebecca-li/