I started getting into Buddhism at the beginning of this year. I had been reading books, participating in chanting sessions at Chan Meditation Center in Queens. Now, You may ask me why there was no meditation on the list. The answer is I was afraid of this profound practice, which I thought I was not ready for, until about three weeks ago. Ven. Chang Di from the Chan Meditation Center handed me an application form for 360 degree Meditation Retreat in up state New York, after one of the chanting sessions. I was extremely flattered by that Ven. Chang Di thought I was ready for the practice of meditation, which finally walked into my life. more