The Chan practice of Silent Illumination is a “method of no-method,” offering a simple and subtle way of penetrating the mind through curious inquiry.
Join us on November 28 at 3:30 P.M. ET for a conversation with Dr. Rebecca Li, a Dharma heir in the lineage of Chan Master Sheng Yen and founder and guiding teacher of Chan Dharma Community. In conversation with Tricycle’s Executive Editor Phil Ryan, Li will offer insight into this “method of no-method” described in her new book, Illumination. She will lead us in a guided meditation, then discuss her own journey to the dharma, beginning with her root teacher Master Sheng Yen, and how her own teaching has changed in the era of Zoom.
Li’s teaching will show that we all can remain fully in the present moment, free from the unhelpful habit of suffering, and realize that this moment is perfect as it is and there is nothing missing.
You can read Li’s latest Tricycle article, Translating Silence, here.
Dr. Rebecca Li
Dr. Rebecca Li, a Dharma heir in the lineage of Chan Master Sheng Yen, is the founder and guiding teacher of Chan Dharma Community. She teaches meditation and Dharma classes, gives public lectures, and leads retreats in North America and Europe. Her talks and writings can be found at www.rebeccali.org. She is also a sociology professor and lives with her husband in New Jersey. Her new book Illumination: A Guide to the Buddhist Method of No-Method was recently published by Shambhala Publications.
Phil Ryan is the Executive Editor of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review.
- Date: November 28, 2023
- Time: 3:30-4:30 P.M. ET
- Format: Zoom webinar
- Price: Premium subscribers: Free // General admission: $10