On Dec. 2nd, 2016, the entry and advanced level of Chan Tea classes were held in Chengdu Shangyuan Qingcheng Education Center simultaneously. It is also the first time two different classes are held in same location at same time.
There are three different levels of Chan Tea introduction class: entry level, advanced level and three-day Chan. This time, the instructions and focus of each class were adjusted to better differentiate them and smooth the transaction.
The students of advanced level were more familiar with Chan Tea. After get to know each other, the class started to elaborate “the details of movements and the key notes of the music”. In the afternoon, Master Miaozhi taught “the advance learning of Chan meditation through ear root.” Accompanied with all these information, students concentrated on music much more and experienced the joy of flowy movement.
At the end of day, students of advanced level practiced walking meditation. This practice is the best match for Chan Tea. It could alleviate sour and pain of leg, and at the same time increase Samadhi. The music score of walking meditation when chanting “Avalokite?vara” served the same purpose as Chan Tea music.
When dinner was over, students recalled what they have learned today and wrote it down. They had gain so much and all these were vividly revealed on the paper!
Reunion is always happy.