Intro to Chan Buddhism

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Intro to Chan Buddhism

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Welcome to the Intro to Chan (Zen) Buddhism event! Join us on Sat, May 18, 2024 at 2:00 PM at the Mahayana Temple. This event will provide you with a beginner-friendly introduction to the principles and practices of Chan Buddhism. Learn about meditation, mindfulness, and the history of this ancient tradition. Whether you’re curious about Buddhism or looking to deepen your spiritual practice, this event is perfect for anyone interested in exploring Chan teachings. Come and discover the peace and wisdom that Chan Buddhism has to offer!


Ven. Rumu, also known as Ven. Rumu Huideng (如目慧燈), is the 43rd generation Dharma heir in the Linji (臨濟) lineage and the 49th generation Dharma heir in the Caodong (曹洞) lineage of Chan (Zen) Buddhism.

He has held various positions including dean of the Viriya Chan University (2013-14), and abbot of Taipei Beitou Puji Temple (2014-20).
Currently, he serves as the Chief Instructor of Taiwan’s Viriya Chan Monastery and was the Camp Director of the “Unveiling the Potential of Youth – Chan Meditation Camps” organised by Malaysia’s Buddha Sasana Foundation (2016-23).

Ven. Rumu’s areas of expertise include the Chan meditation practice of investigating the huatou(話頭, a key phrase/theme that practitioners use for self inquiry/investigation), stress management through Chan, Chan and mental health, and Chan tea culture.


May 18
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Mahayana Temple
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