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May 20, 2020:  At the completion of the first round of Monthly Online Dharma Study with Rebecca Li last week, practitioners contributed to a donation pool to support a worthwhile cause.  The entire amount was donated today to support Rhonda Roland Shearer’s effort to bring quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for healthcare workers in NYC on behalf of Chan Dharma Community.  Details of her effort can be found here and Rebecca’s talk on Shearer’s effort can be found here. (Read more)

May 13, 2020: Practitioners in the Chan Dharma Community completed its first Online Monthly Dharma Study course with Rebecca Li.  Over the past month, practitioners have been working with lacerating self-judgment and Chan practice.  Details of the course can be found here.

April 8, 2020: Practitioners in the Chan Dharma Community gathered on zoom for the fourth session of Monthly Online Dharma Study with Rebecca Li to discuss how to integrate understanding and awareness of invisible group dynamics into Chan practice to cultivate wisdom and compassion.

March-April 2020: Practitioners in the Chan Dharma Community shared their practice reflection on Chan Practice in a Pandemic in the form of photos and poems.

March 2020: Weekly Online Dharma Practice Gathering with Rebecca Li was offered to support practitioners of the Chan Dharma Community during the covid-19 outbreak.  Resources to support practitioners were compiled, including guided meditation recordings to help practitioners with their sitting meditation.  Details of the weekly gathering and the Dharma talks can be found here.

March 11, 2020: Practitioners in the Chan Dharma Community gathered on zoom for the fourth session of Monthly Online Dharma Study with Rebecca Li to discuss how to work with self-doubt through Chan meditation.

February 12, 2020: Practitioners in the Chan Dharma Community gathered on zoom for the third session of Monthly Online Dharma Study with Rebecca Li to discuss cultivating gratitude is integral in the practice of total awareness in Chan.

January 15, 2020: Practitioners in the Chan Dharma Community gathered on zoom for the second session of Monthly Online Dharma Study with Rebecca Li to discuss how to use Chan practice to work with perfectionism in social relationships and social engagement.

December 2019: Practitioners in the Chan Dharma Community gathered on zoom on December 11 for the first session of Monthly Online Dharma Study with Rebecca Li to discuss the cultivation of unconditional kindness as a form of generosity.

November 2019: Practitioners in the Chan Dharma Community began registering for a new practice opportunity “Monthly Online Dharma Study with Rebecca Li” starting December 11.

May 2019: Practitioners in the Chan Dharma Community shared their practice reflection on Quiet Joy in the month of May as a way to connect with the practice in their daily life.

April 5-7, 2019: Brian Pilecki began his training as retreat supervisor in the Foundation Retreat at DDRC.  He has been training as retreat timekeeper with Dr. Rebecca Li.

December 2018: Practitioners in the Chan Dharma Community responded to Dr. Rebecca Li’s invitation to share their photos and reflections on Gratitude.

9/10/2018: First online Dharma course started its first week of class.  The title of this course is “Giving Rise to the Bodhi Mind.”  Course participants will practice with what they learn each week and share their experience in two online gatherings.

May 2018: Practitioners in the Chan Dharma Community responded to Dr. Rebecca Li’s invitation to share their photos and reflections on Simple Beauty in the month of May as they maintain their practice in daily life.

3/24/2018: Chan practitioners joined other Buddhists around New York City to March For Our Lives.

2/3/2018: Chan Dharma Community’s founder, Dr. Rebecca Li, addressed 200 Buddhists around New York City at Union Theological Seminary to discuss how Buddhists can be more engaged in current affairs.  Buddhist Actions Coalition was formed after the gathering and Chan Dharma Community is one of the active participants in the coalition.