Topic: One-Day Meditation for Beginners  
Date: 02/23 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Place: Briscoe Residence Center, Student Activity Room 
            1225 N. Fee Lane Bloomington IN 47406-7503
Host: Buddhist Study Association http://www.iub.edu/~buddhism/  
Sponsor: IUSA Aid Board  
Fee: Free 
 
Taught in Chinese Chan (Zen) tradition, this one-day meditation for beginners focuses on relaxation and use of the breathing method to better one’s concentration ability. The meditation is based on the teaching of Master Sheng Yan, who is a well-known Buddhist for his compassion and international outlook. The instructor will explain how to utilize mediation skills to benefit our body and mind. The workshop will start at 9:00a.m.with Dharma Drum’s Eight-Form Moving Meditation, followed by a lecture on the basic understanding of daily meditation practice, such as postures, methods, theories, and the use of mediation tools. Meditation practice, including sitting, eating, moving, and walking meditation, will be emphasized. Vegetarian lunch will be served at 12:00pm. The workshop will end at 4:00p.m. It will be taught in English. 
 
Meditation Instructor
Ms. Iris Wang started to practice mediation with Chan Master Sheng Yen since 1992. She has participated in ten intensive meditation retreats in Dharma Drum Retreat Center in New York and four Dharma retreats in Bodhi Monastery in New Jersey. Iris became a certified meditation teacher in 2003 and started to teach meditation in Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association Chicago Chapter. 
 
Related Information Links: Dharma Drum Mountain Foundation 
http://www.dharmadrum.org/index.aspx 
http://www.ddmbachicago.org/
The links will help you understand Chinese Chan (Zen) meditation and Master Sheng-Yan’s approach.  
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Note 1: Since it is crucial to participate in all sessions in order to avoid misusing or misunderstanding this meditation approach, we prioritize those who can participate in the whole day or morning meditation. First come, first serve because the space is limited! 
Note   2: Please wear comfortable clothes and do NOT wear jeans and accessories. Please bring one bath tower. 
Note  3: If you are interested in this workshop, please answer the following questions and email back to buddhism@indiana.edu by 02/20/2008 (Wednesday)! These questions are mainly for the instructor’s pedagogical use.  
 
Shall you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Yi-Ping Huang at buddhism@indiana.edu or 812-857-0783. 
 
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Please select the Meditation Class: 
______ Whole Day Meditation 
______ Moring Meditation (Will you stay for lunch? Yes______ No________)
 
Please provide the following information:
1. Purpose of learning meditation:____________________________________ ________
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2. Have you ever learned meditation before? Yes______ No________
If yes, When ___________________ and Where _______________________________
3. Do you meditate regularly? Yes_ ______ No _______
If yes, how many times a week? _______ How long each time? ________ minutes
4. Have you participated meditation retreat before? Yes______ No_______
If yes, When ___________________ and Where ________________________________
5. How did you hear about us? _______________________________________________
6. The meditation in this event is very relaxing and good for your health. Though, if you have serious health problems, such as heart disease, mental illness, and diabetes, we recommend you to have further consideration before you attend this activity.