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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




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.




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。



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

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


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. 





Organizers and Sponsors: Lansing Buddhist Association, and

Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, Michigan Chapter





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