I wish to learn meditation under your guidance and therefore plan to participate in the Chan class that starts July 14, 2012 [at your Rosemead temple]. However, I live in San Diego and would have a hard time coming to the temple every Saturday.
I did learn the basics of meditation through late Master Hằng Hiển [the previous head monk of her temple]. He taught me to sit in full lotus and use the breath counting technique.
Is it possible for me to attend a few of your Saturday sessions to learn and then practice at home?
Thank you very much.
Thank you for your inquiry.
Yes you certainly may and should.
We will be teaching the secret techniques of the Chan patriarchs at our meditation class; we would certainly be glad to teach you as much as you can absorb.
In the future, if there is interest, we would consider organizing a one-day Chan class at your local temple too.