Please note!

The new decisions of our government will allow us to open the meditation room again on June 8th.

Until then we will continue our online meditations:

-Saturday 9:00-10:45, you can join also at 10:00. 40 minutes sitting meditation, yoga exercises, 40 minutes sitting meditation.

-Wednesday 18.00-18:50, 8 exercises of Master Sheng Yen, 25 minutes sitting meditation.

-Sunday 19:30-21:20, you can join every 30 minutes, 3 times 25 minutes sitting meditation, in between slow walking meditation. @20:55 short text with discussion.

Everybody is invited to join our meetings. You get the access dates via info@chan-bern.ch.

Agenda of Year 2020

Upcoming Events

Weekly Activities

Date Meditation
each Tuesday 06:00 - 07:30
each Wednesday 18:00 - 19:00 Having faced the challenges of daily life we allow ourselves an hour of relaxation to sharpen our awareness. Following some physical exercises to calm down we meditate for half an hour.
each Thursday 06:00 - 07:30
each Saturday 06:00 - 08:30: yoga, meditation, morning ceremony and ritual rice-breakfast. 09:00 - 10:00 and 10:00 - 11:00: meditation and yoga. You can join us for meditation at 9:00 or 10:00. You can leave at 9:00 or 10:00.
Every second and forth Sunday 19:30 - 21:30

Chan

Chan (abbreviation of Ch’an na) is the Chinese translation for Dhyana, meaning meditation or meditative absorption. Chan emerged in China between the 6th and 8th centuries, and later on was transferred to Japan under the name of Zen.The lineages of transmission of Master Sheng Yen are both Linji (jap. Rinzai) and Caodong (jap. Soto). In the tradition of Caodong there is the practice of Mo Zhao or Silent Illumination: in the mind nothing is moving, but it is bright and illuminating. In the tradition of Linji the student uses Gongan (jap. Koan) or Huatou, and repeat them incessantly to arouse the great doubt sensation in order to eventually shatter it and awaken to enlightenment.

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