Our first meditation course!

DDMBA-LUX hosted their very first Chan (Zen) meditation course in the summer of 2016. Under the guidance of meditation teacher Li-Chuan LEE-LIN (president of DDMBA-LUX), 22 participants learned the essential techniques of how to approach meditation in its various forms: sitting (Vairocana Seven-Points of Sitting), walking and moving (Eight-Form Moving Meditation).


Dharma Drum Mountain Chief teacher – Venerable Guo Yuan

We had the great honour of having Dharma Drum Mountain’s Chief teacher Venerable Guo Yuan visiting us in Luxembourg to teach us about Chan (Zen), and how to apply it into daily life.  Venerable Guo Yuan held two talks in Chinese Mandarin, two talks in English of which one was organised by Chinesische Schule Trier e.V.  and a meditation workshop at ELVIBGER, HOSS & PRUSSEN law firm about walking & eating meditation,

Venerable Guo Yuan studied under Master Sheng Yen for over twenty years, and assisted his teacher in many retreats overseas. He was formerly the abbot of The Chan Meditation Center and the Dharma Drum Retreat Center in New York. He is Director of the Chan Hall, DDM Taiwan and currently leading Chan retreats in many parts of the world includes Europe, America, México, Taiwan and other parts of Asia.

Vice Dean of Dharma Drum Sangha University – Venerable Guo Gang

Venerable Guo Guang visited us back in 2012 before DDMBA-LUX has been founded. Her lectures focused on the concept of buddhist economics. Venerable Guo Guang holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, from Ohio State University, with experience and professorship in: Chan studies, lineages and practices, Buddhist economics. She is the Vice Dean of Dharma Drum Sangha University, a Chan practice, Buddhist study and monastic cultivation seminary for wisdom and compassion.


Buddhist economics is a spiritual approach to economics.[1] It examines the psychology of the human mind and the anxiety, aspirations, and emotions that direct economic activity. A Buddhist understanding of economics aims to clear the confusion about what is harmful and beneficial in the range of human activities involving production and consumption, and ultimately tries to make human beings ethically mature.[2] It tries to find a middle way between a purely mundane society and an immobile conventional society.[3]