Western Chan Fellowship
The Western Chan Fellowship (WCF) is an organisation of lay Buddhists. It was formed in 1997 and registered as a charity in 1998. It was based on a network of local groups which formed following the first teaching visit to the UK in 1989 of the Venerable Chan Master Dr Sheng-yen. Master Sheng-yen was Abbot of a monastery in Taiwan and Head of the Institutes of Chung Hwa Buddhist Culture in Taiwan and New York.
Master Sheng-yen has visited the UK four times[when?] and has passed on to the fellowship a view of the Dharma (teaching) based on his experience in both the main lineages of Chan - Linji (Rinzai) and Caodong (Sōtō).
In April 1989, Master Sheng-yen came to the Maenllwyd Retreat Centre in Mid Wales and Dr John Crook, who trained with him in New York, acted as Guestmaster. At the end of the retreat Crook was asked to run orthodox Chan retreats in Britain as the representative of Master Sheng-yen. Crook was subsequently invited to function as teacher to the Bristol Chan Group, the first of the WCF local groups. In 1993 he received the Dharma transmission from Master Sheng-yen and is thus a fully authorised teacher in the same lineage. Thus, WCF is a group of lay practitioners with properly authenticated teachers.[citation needed]
Currently, the emphasis of WCF activity is on meditation retreats. Aside from that, it also publishes a journal, "New Chan Forum", two or three times a year, and engages in charity activities.

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Illuminating Silence
Illuminating Silence
Shengyan, John Hurrell Crook, 2002
In creating his retreat centre The Maenllwyd, arranging for Master Sheng-yen to teach there, establishing the Western Chan Fellowship, and editing this book, John has played a key role in introducing the practice of Chan to the West.
The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
"Like everything else written by Jonathan Spence, The Chan's Great Continent is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in China. Spence is one of the greatest Sinologists of our time, and his work is both authoritative and highly readable." —Los Angeles Times Book ReviewChina has transfixed the West since the earliest contacts b...
Sharing Dharma Drum Mountain
Sharing Dharma Drum Mountain
胡麗桂, 2005
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Arming the Chinese: The Western Armaments Trade in Warlord China, 1920-1928
Arming the Chinese: The Western Armaments Trade in Warlord China, 1920-1928
Anthony B. Chan, 2010
First published in 1982, this book remains the classic account of the arms trade in warlord China. The second edition includes a new preface that reframes the argument within the paradigm of critical militarism and state criminality. Arming the Chinese tells the story of the Western and Japanese merchants and governments who provided weapons to war...
Zen Master Who?: A Guide to the People And Stories of Zen
Zen Master Who?: A Guide to the People And Stories of Zen
James Ishmael Ford, 2006
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The Yoga of Jesus: Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels
The Yoga of Jesus: Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels
Paramahansa Yogananda, 2007
In this remarkable book, Paramahansa Yogananda reveals the hidden yoga of the Gospels and confirms that Jesus, like the ancient sages and masters of the East, not only knew yoga but taught this universal science of God-realization to his closest disciples. Compiled from the author's highly praised two-volume work, The Second Coming of Christ: ...
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Quaker Meeting House Northgate Rochester Kent me1 1ls – Bodhicharya Kent Meditation Evening with Rinchen on Tuesday 21st May ]]> 2013-05-21 – dear Friends i am very happy to announce that Karma Sonam Rinchen will be teaching at Bodhicharya Kent next Tuesday 21st May Rinchen came to the Caribbean from England when he was 22 and lived in the Leeward islands during the 1970s and 1980s working in the islands and trying to live the life of a lay Buddhist At the end of the 1980s he went to a Zen monastery to train as a monk and teacher and was asked to start up a temple in Scotland in 1998 he returned to the West indies to teach He met Ringu Tulku in Bodha india where the Buddha realised the Enlightened nature of mind joined Ringu Tulku’s lineage and became one of his monks He currently teaches and runs centres in the Caribbean For a more extensive biography please see here Bodhicharya Caribbean blogspot please see here We have also ed friends from two other Kent based Buddhist groups namely the Gillingham Western Chan Fellowship Group and the Maidstone and MidKent Alokabodhi Buddhist Group For more information about these two groups please refer to their websites below Alokabodhi Maidstone Chan Fellowship are very welcome to join us for an evening of meditation reflection and discussion so please feelto the news of this event with others and bring your friends and family along Best Wishes and looking forward to seeing you soon d About Bodhicharya Kent’s Meditation Evenings The evening is open to everyone including Buddhists of all Schools those of other faiths and those with no faith Perhaps you have an interest in Buddhism and want to find out more or perhaps you are mainly looking to learn some meditation methods to apply in your daily life Whatever your motivation an open curious and sceptical mind will be useful Beginners are very welcome d (Chairs will be provided but if you would to sit on the floor for meditation please bring a mat and cushion) When Tuesday 21st May 19302200 Where Quaker Meeting House Northgate Rochester Kent me1 1LS voluntary donation of 5 (if you can) for the evening to help cover the room rent tea and biscuits We value your presence more than your Format To be confirmed About Bodhicharya Bodhicharya is a nonprofit Educational Cultural Association founded in 1997 by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche an eminent Buddhist teacher it is a worldwide network of people projects centres and organizations working under the insion of Buddhist teachings in various activities and taking various forms its fields of activities are organized around three main themes Healing Helping Harmony For s to Bodhicharya centres and groups around the world and fuller details of Bodhicharya activities please Bodhicharya Kent is closely ed with Bodhicharya London The London group s monthly day retreats and has a number of ing teachers throughout the year For fuller details please to join Bodhicharaya London Kent’s page for updates event es and useful Ringu Tulku Founder of Bodhicharya Ringu Tulku is a Tibetan Buddhist Master of the Kagyu Order He was trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters including hh 16th Gyal Karmapa and hh dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche He took his formal education at Namgyal institute of Tibetology Sikkim and Sampurnananda Sankskrit University Varanasi india and has served as Tibetan Textbook Writer and Professor of Tibetan Studies in Sikkhim for 25 years Since 1990 he has been travelling and teaching Buddhism and Meditation at Universities institutes and Buddhist Centres in Europe usa Canada Africa Australia and Asia He also tes in various interfaith and ‘Science and Buddhism’ dialogues He is the author of a number of books on Buddhism as well as some children’s books in Tibetan and European languages ]]>.
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Chan Master John Crook dies The Western Chan Fellowship, a lay Chan Buddhist community with members and associates in the UK and Europe, reports that their founding teacher, Chan Master Dr John Crook, has died. As the WCF website states: “John was the first Western Dharma Heir of the late Chan Master Sheng-yen.
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Thus have I read: Chan Master Dr John Crook (1930 - 2011)
The following has been posted on the WCF website today:16th July 2011 It is with great sadness and sense of loss that we announce that Chan Master Dr John Crook has died suddenly at his home at Winterhead Hill Farm in Somerset, UK. John was the first Western Dharma Heir of the late Chan Master Sheng-yen.
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In memory of John Crook
Saturday, July 30th, 2011 Category: Ideas No Comments Yesterday I was in Weston-Super-Mare for the Buddhist funeral of John Crook. John was a Chan (Zen) master and teacher of the Western Chan Fellowship.
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