English Dharma Talks
These can be accessed from a number of Dharma Drum Mountain global affiliates.
Riverside Chan Meditation Centre
The Riverside Chan Meditation Group in California is affiliated with the Chan Meditation Center and the Dharma Drum Retreat Center in New York, and the international Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, headquartered in Taiwan.
Gilbert Gutierezz, one of the Western Dharma heirs of late Master Sheng leads the weekly Chan Dharma Classes.
Gilbert also gives introductory and advanced Dharma talks to Chan groups around the US and Canada, focusing on both meditation techniques and the Buddhist teachings. The weekly Dharma Classes are recorded and transcripts are available.
Listen to the podcast of Gilbert’s weekly Dharma talks at http://dharmatalks.riversidechan.org.
To view the lists of lectures click on the Google Group on the Riverside Chan Meditation Center's homepage
The Tallahassee Chan Center began as the Tallahassee Chan Group, practicing and sharing the space with other Buddhist groups at the Tallahassee Buddhist Community in Florida. In 2009 Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu) started a meditation group as a way to repay his gratitude to his teacher, Master Sheng Yen. In 2010, the group was formally recognized as a branch under the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (DDMBA) in North America. In January 2014, it became a DDMBA Chapter.
Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu) is the founder and teacher at the Tallahassee Chan Center. He first learned meditation as a child in 1972 in Taiwan. In 1980, he moved to the United States and began studying with Master Sheng Yen. In 1995, he was given permission by the master to teach Chan independently; his experiences were later recognized by other teachers as well. Wanting to bring Buddhism beyond monastic walls, Guo Gu left monkhood and re-entered the world in 2000. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Princeton University and is currently a professor of Buddhist studies at Florida State University.
The Dharma Talk series(audio) consist of :
Between Life and DeathChanting
Commentaries on Procedures of Seated Meditation (Zuochan yi)
“Marrow of Zen: Talks on Bodhidharma’s Two Entrances and Four Practices”
Special TalksTalks on the Heart Sutra
Talks on Loving Kindness
Talks on Precepts
Talks on Vimalakirti Sutra
Zoom 2020 talks
Some Dharma talks and special workshops are also available on YouTube page here.
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