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Chan Meditation – Cultivating Compassion & Wisdom with Zarko Andricevic

Sunday, October 22, 2017
11:30am to 1:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.


In this lecture, Zarko Andricivic, a Dharma heir of Chan Master Sheng Yen, will delineate the essential teachings of Chan Buddhism and clearly explain how you can practice these teachings to cultivate compassion and wisdom. Two unique methods of Silent Illumination and Huatou will be introduced. A short session of guided meditation will offer the audience a taste of Chan. The lecture will conclude with a Q & A session in the end. 

Zarko Andricevic

Founder of the Buddhist Center in Zagreb, Croatia. Zarko first encountered Buddhism in 1975 and has been a martial arts and yoga teacher since the 1970s. In 1985 he started the first Buddhist study and meditation group in Croatia which in time grew into the first Buddhist community there. This community is known as Dharmaloka nowadays. In 1996, while seeking a new teacher, he met Chan Master Sheng Yen, attended his seven-day retreat and became one of his students. Seeing Chan as the very core of the Buddha Dharma and Master Shen Yen as the man whose teaching stems directly from the meditative experience, he has dedicated himself to the practice of Chan meditation and has attended Master Sheng Yen's retreats regularly. In June 2001, during a two-week retreat in the USA, Zarko received Dharma transmission from Master Sheng Yen, thus becoming one of his five Dharma heirs in the West.