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Amitabha Village Retreat Center, Year 2009

3, 4, 5, 6-Day Ch'an Meditation Retreat by Ven. Chi Chern

presented in Chinese with English translation

 

Objective: To promote the understanding and practice of Buddhism and meditation in a systematic way.

Retreat begins: Thursday September 3, 2009 at 2 p.m., check-in: 12:00-1:45 p.m.
Retreat ends: Tuesday September 8, 2009 at 12 noon

Retreat options: 6-Day retreat: 9/3 - 9/8

                            5-Day retreat: 9/3 - 9/7

                            4-Day retreat: 9/3 - 9/6

                            3-Day retreat: 9/3 - 9/5

Teacher: Venerable Chi Chern

Location: Amitabha Village Retreat Center, Perry, Michigan

 

Program: Sitting meditation, prostration, walking meditation (circumambulation), massage, yoga, and dharma teachings conducted in Chinese with English translation.

Qualification: Open to beginners and experienced practitioners

Boarding: Two choices of accommodation:

1.      Sleeping on floors of yellow building or meditation hall (males) or Perry House (females).

2.      Camping (please bring your own tent).

 

Fees:  Free.  Donation is welcome.

Registration online: 

** Please click the link below to register online by 8/25

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dG5GQVo0OEJhUGVOZUpQRWVpUTd2VXc6MA..

 

E-mail: lansingbuddhist@gmail.com

 

Registration Closing Date: August 25, 2009

 

Things You Need to Know:

1.      Finishing the entire retreat is required.

2.      Please bring your toiletries, personal medication, and sleeping bag.

3.      No drug, alcohol and cigarette.

4.      The Center will not be responsible for the lost of your valuables.

5.      Please wear loose and comfortable clothing.

6.      The Center offers vegetarian lunch, and light breakfast and dinner during retreat.

 

Contacts:   Lisa Kong (517) 332-0003; James & Nancy Jean (517) 349-6441; Lina Wu (517) 351-7077

彌陀村Amitabha Village Retreat Center, 14796 Beardslee Rd., Perry, Michigan 48872  Tel: (517) 675-2056
Direction (map on Website): I-96 exit 117 (Williamston) to Williamston Rd
(north) for appx. 6.5 miles, Williamston Rd ends and becomes Beardslee Rd,
3rd house on the left.

 

 

繼程法師2009年密西根州弘法之旅


應法鼓山密西根聯絡處,與蘭莘學佛社的邀請,繼程法師將於九月一至八日底訪問密西根州。法師將於九月三日至八日間,在蘭莘學佛社的道場彌陀村舉辦3, 4, 5, 6日密集禪修。歡迎您與您的家人及朋友一起來參加這難得的佛法心靈饗宴。

 

活動安排:

彌陀村3, 4, 5, 6日禪修
時間:           9/3/2009, 2: 00 PM (Thursday) - 9/8/2009, 12:00 PM  (Tuesday)

                       Check-in, 9/3/2009, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

 

** Please click the link below to register online by 8/25

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dG5GQVo0OEJhUGVOZUpQRWVpUTd2VXc6MA..


地點:           Amitabha Village Retreat Center
                       14796 Beardslee Road, Perry, MI 48872
費用:           Free (Donation is welcome)
聯絡人:        吳俐娜 517-351-7077, 李麗華 517-332-0003, and lansingbuddhist@gmail.com

 

Brief Biography of Venerable Chi Chern

 

Born in Taiping (meaning serenity and peace in Chinese), Malaysia, in 1955, Venerable Chi Chern was ordained as a monk in 1978.  He has been trained under many famous monks in Taiwan.  In 1980, while taking a Chan retreat with Chan Master Sheng Yen, Venerable Chi Chern received verification of "seeing the true nature."   He received transmission from Master Sheng Yen in 1986.

 

As a serious Buddhist practitioner, Venerable Chi Chern has once gone for a thousand-day solitary retreat.  He also has been very active in the Malaysian Buddhist circle and has taken many important posts such as Chair of the Malaysian Young Buddhist Association, Dean of the Malaysian Buddhist Training School, etc.  His articles can be seen in many publications.

 

Venerable Chi Chern likes to share with people his knowledge of Dharma, so for the past eleven years, he has been traveling across the US to teach Buddhism and basic methods of meditation.  With no specific goals in mind, Venerable Chi Chern employs various teaching styles to expand the Dharma in accordance with the need of the students. 

 

繼程法師1955年生於馬來西亞,1978年依止竺摩上人出家,同年赴台灣松山寺受具足戒,並於中國佛教研究院研究部進修。法師1979年畢業於中國佛教研究院研究所﹔畢業後曾執教於佛光山東方研究院,期間曾親近星雲法師、印順導師、懺雲上人及藍吉富老師、陳慧劍老師等善知識,並於聖嚴法師門下修習禪法。1980年,在聖嚴法師的禪七中,開悟見性。1985年接受聖嚴法師傳法,賜法號「傳顯見密」,承接虛雲老和尚法脈,為其第四代法子,並許主持「靜坐七」。返馬來西亞後,法師曾閉關一千日。出關後,法師活躍於大馬佛教界,曾擔任馬佛青總會霹靂州主席、副會長及總會長、馬佛學院講師、訓育主任、副院長,以及馬佛教僧伽總會副主席等職位。以『但開風氣』的心態,創辦並主持『般若佛法研修班』、大專佛青生活營、大專佛學研修班、教師佛學生活營等,以及靜七、大專靜七、精進靜七、加行靜七等課程。

繼程法師擁有深厚的禪修經驗和廣博的佛法般若智慧,同時兼有藝術家的氣質。他的修行,融合南、北傳「禪」的精髓、嚴謹有序。對於止和觀,以及身心的覺照、和諧、清淨,皆有精準的體會,並長期以來在雜誌、報章及特刊發表佛學論文、課程講錄及佛教文學作品,結集成書約二十種。包括《一代人天師範》、《小止觀講記》、《翱翔佛法太虛》、《春在枝頭》等等。法師亦創作佛曲歌詞多首,如〈無盡燈〉、〈慧燈普照〉等,並由多位佛友譜曲流通。法師擅長將佛法深奧的義理,用淺顯的語言表達出來。他的演講精彩生動,深入淺出。聆聽過法師演講的人,都對法師淵博的學識及洒脫自在的個性,產生深刻印象。
 

 

Organizers and Sponsors: Lansing Buddhist Association, and

Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, Michigan Chapter

 

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