Relaxing in Clarity: One-Day Silent Retreat with Dr. Rebecca Li, a Chan Teacher
When and Where: Saturday May 6 at the Yardley Friends Meetinghouse 10AM to 4 PM
Location: Yardley Friends Meetinghouse
65 N Main St, Yardley, PA
Please register and pay in advance for this opportunity to practice with the community using this secure form https://forms.gle/xiguqrbnkCvQqt4J7
Suggested retreat donation $40. Please contact us if you need a scholarship to attend.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY APRIL 28
The retreat is capped at a maximum of 20 (twenty) participants. Please let us know if you are not able to join us incase we are at capacity.
This retreat is an opportunity to deepen your meditation and experience understanding of Dharma teachings and Chan practice. You will learn to cultivate clear awareness of body and mind through Chan meditation and gain insight into habitual tendencies that cause suffering for yourselves and explore ways to release these habits to attain inner peace.
This will be a silent retreat with a silent lunch, offering the practice of eating meditation. Light fare will be provided, but please bring your own lunch to the retreat.
9:45 am – Arrival and Check-in
10:00 am – Brief Introduction, Guided Sitting Meditation (followed by bathroom break)
11:00 am – Eight-Form Moving Meditation (followed by bathroom break)
11:45 am – Dharma Talk & Sitting Meditation
12:45 pm – Eating Meditation (Optional Work Practice; Rest & Sitting Meditation)
1:45 pm – Sitting Meditation & Q&A (followed by bathroom break)
2:45 pm – Walking Meditation
3:10 pm – Sitting Meditation
3:40 pm – Sharing and Closing
4:00 pm – End of Retreat
We are honored to be able to present this retreat by Dr. Rebecca Li, and look forward to practicing with all who attend.
May your practice bring you great blessings!
– The officers and Board of the Buddhist Sangha of Bucks County
Please click here to submit your registration. https://forms.gle/xiguqrbnkCvQqt4J7
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/