About the Westchester Chan (Chinese Zen) Meditation group

We are affiliated with the Chan Meditation Center, established by Chan Master Sheng Yen in 2006, uniting the two lineages of Linji (Japanese Rinzai) and Caodong (Japanese Soto).

We meet on Sundays once a month at
Still Mind Martial Arts & Yoga
305 Central Avenue, Suite 2, White Plains, NY 10606
(above the 7-Eleven)
Phone: 917-733-93562, hmiller101@gmail.com


March 11, 2018

11:15 am – 12:15: Sitting/moving meditation
12:15 – 1:15 Dharma Talk

Topic: Communication in Chan

In Chan (Zen) there are many levels of understanding and in everyday life there are numerous opportunities to misspeak and misunderstand as well as to simply be clear about what’s being said, what’s heard, and what’s said back. Mind is always operative. Come listen and communicate.

Group Leader: Harry Miller

Harry Miller has studied Buddhist meditation for over 40 years. He was a student of the renowned Zen teacher, Chan Master Sheng Yen for 30 years. Mr. Miller edited the Chan Newsletter for over ten years and has contributed articles and translations to Chan Magazine. In addition to leading the Westchester Chan Meditation Group, he teaches meditation and philosophy at the Chan Meditation Center in Queens. He has given talks at the Columbia University Buddhist Association, Hunter College, St. Joseph’s College, All Souls Unitarian Church, and at the Dharma Drum Retreat Center in Pine Bush, NY, where he was also a board member. He holds a BA in French and English literature from Sarah Lawrence College, an MA in Chinese Literature and an MPhil in Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He recently translated Master Shengyen’s book Right and Wrong Require A Gentle Approach from the Chinese.