Chan/Zen Talk @ SOAS 14/08/2017



Chan is uniquely Chinese and was founded by an Indian Monk called Budhidharma who came to China in the late 5th century, later become the dominate method of meditaton. Some three hundreds years later, in 8th century, Chan was exported to Japan from China. The Chinese word is 禪 - pronounced in Chinese as Ch'an and in Japanese as Zen.  Today, people are looking at the origin or roots of 禪. Chan Master Sheng Yen, of the 20th century, introduced Chan to the West in a direct, simple and practical way of practice.  Guo Gu is one of his closest disciples and a much sought after Chan teacher in modern time.  He is current prof. of Buddhism at Florida State Univrsit of USA.

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This is a public talk hosted by London Chan Group and supported by SOAS.  admission is FREE

SOAS University of London 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG