Master Yonghua: "Introduction to Chan Meditation" | Talks at Google


Chan Meditation: Maximizing Well­-Being, Productivity and Creativity In this talk, Dharma Master YongHua introduces superior advantages of Chan meditation. Chan increases our concentration power(samadhi). With greater concentration, mental and physical functions are maximized. Physically, our health and well-being improve; and mentally, our productivity and creativity are enhanced. Chan is the school of Buddhism that specializes in meditation. Chan flourished in China, and later was imported as “Zen” into Japan. It has been practiced throughout East Asia for more than 2,000 years. Born in South Vietnam, Master YongHua earned a BS in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Chicago. After working in corporate management, in 1995 Master YongHua left the corporate life to become a monk and study with Great Chan Master XuanHua. In 2005, after ten years of meditation training and over three years of solitary retreat, Master YongHua began teaching. He is currently the abbot of Lu Mountain Temple in Southern California. For the last 11 years, he has lectured on Mahayana, taught chan, and authored several books.

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