Public Talk by Gilbert Gutierrez


Transform Your Mind and Your Life
Public Talks & Meditation 

Led by Gilbert Gutierrez
Chan (Zen) Teacher & Lay Dharma Heir of Master Sheng Yen

October 12, Friday, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Public Talk:  Searching for the roots of Chan Compassion

October 13, Saturday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
1-Day Chan Retreat: Right View of the Mind 

October 14, Sunday, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Applying Right View to Practice
Guided Meditation, Casual Q&A


All events are free (donations are welcome) and will take place at Dharma Drum Mountain Chan Center located at 1153 Bordeaux Drive, #106, Sunnyvale, CA 94089



What is mindfulness?  What is Right View of the Mind?  How will both enhance the quality of our daily life?  Chan (Zen) Teacher Gilbert Gutierrez will walk us through the four foundations of mindfulness and how to apply them to the practice of Silent Illumination, via the Right View.  He will lead us on a journey into the workings of the mind to reveal its natural processes.  Once revealed, a practitioner is better prepared to utilize and sustain the meditation methods.  Participants will also receive practical examples of how to apply this insight into their everyday life in order to generate a harmonizing and peaceful environment around them. 

About our Dharma/Chan Teacher: These special talk, retreat, practice and Q&A sessions are wonderful gifts by a humble practitioner imbued with the true spirit of teaching and helping.  Gilbert is one of the five rare lay Dharma heirs of Venerable Master Sheng-Yen and the only western lineage holder currently residing in United States.  He is the founder and teacher for the Riverside Chan Meditation Group (  Gilbert’s deep understanding of Chan and meditation is steeped in his own experience of practice for four decades.  His teaching is lucid and direct – every word rings true and makes this event a not-to-be-missed learning experience for everyone seeking a path to inner wisdom and fulfillment.