The Simple Joys of Chan Meditation :3 days Youth Meditation Retreat 2010 @ Poh Ern Shih
What is being free and happy?
Being free and happy is to
let go of defilements, judgments, prejudices and
to live and appreciate this very moment.
How to live the moment?
Your mind stays with you wherever you are and at any moment.
Let's go through these 3 days of meditation to experience the simple joy
from the calmness of spirit that meditation has brought to us.
Day 1: 12 月24日2010年星期五 ：下午24th Dec 2010 Afternoon
Volunteers listening to Venerable ChangYuan's instructions in preparing for
the arrival of our participants of Chan3
Volunteers at the Registration Counter. Participants, please register at this
The Arrival of the Participants
Participants looking attentively at the schedule of the 3 days Chan Meditation
Venerable introduces the rules and regulations of 3 days Chan Meditation Retreat.
Silence is golden. Please do not speak.
Venerable ChangYuan introduces and demonstrates cleaning meditation.
| 果祺法师开示: 法师这次的到来介绍了禅法：默照禅、话头禅和月光禅。用禅法把心找出，找回自己。|
Venerable GuoQi introduces different meditation methods such as MoZhao meditation,
HuaTou Meditation, Moon meditation (literal translation). Using meditation
to find your mind, to find yourself.
Sitting Meditation - Putting Venerable's teachings to use. Everybody practices
Besides sitting meditation, there is the eight-stance moving meditation.
查阅。You can refer to the DDM
Chan Blog for full-set of the eight-stance moving meditation demo.
Cleaning Meditation - Work in a relaxed and orderly manner.
Eating Meditation - Do not discriminate the food with your likes or your dislikes.
Eat it without discrimination. Be aware and mindful of how you chew your food
and how it goes down your throat and into your stomach.
每天早晚课的唱诵Prayers in the Mornings and Evenings
Day 3: 户外禅Outdoor Chan Meditation
轻松自在地走路。全身放松，从头到脚放松。不想任何事情，每一次只踏出一步，一心一意只踏那一步。Walking in a relaxed manner. Relax
your body from head to toe. Not thinking of anything, mindfully walking each step.
One step at a time.
Walking meditation + holding a bowlful of water, heh heh challenge your limits
No matter where you are as you are aware of your thought arises, return to the
Day 4: 告别禅三，迎接自己。Goodbye Chan3, Hello My Self.
Paying respect to past masters and ancestors of Chan Buddhism and taking the three
refuges and five precepts.
Taking the three refuges and five precepts ceremony.
Writing to yourself
Participants and volunteers share their experience and learning with one another
in separate groups.
Each group representative speaks.
DDYS leader makes a speech,
introducing DDYS - the youth group of Dharma Drum Singapore.
结语：法师的叮咛与祝福。Venerable's Words & Blessings.
Venerable's words (translated):
Admire the good of others. Understand your failings.
Learn the good of others. Learn and rectify from your failings.
Do not be jealous of the good of others. Do not expose your failings.
Learn these and often apply them to your everyday life, and
your failings will be lesser and lesser.
In expressing the overwhelming gratitude, A Big Heartfelt Thank
- Participants for their hard work at meditating
- Venerables for guiding us and giving us encouragement and a fruitful experience.
- Volunteers in charge of Chan3 operations
- All for the co-operation to make this event a wonderful and unique learning
All the best in Meditation. And See you all
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