For Compassionate Relief

For Compassionate Relief

Learning to Allow Joy Into Our Hearts

Tzu Chi Center  |  November 18, 2022
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The past years have been filled with existential crises that inevitably wreak havoc on our minds and bodies. From pandemics to natural disasters to the looming climate crisis, life certainly isn’t easy right now.

In this installment of C.A.F.E. 229, we are honored to welcome Rebecca Li, Professor of Sociology, Founding Teacher of the Chan Dharma Community, and author of Allow Joy Into Our Hearts: Chan Buddhism in Uncertain Times. 

Join us as Dr. Li shows us how to incorporate Chan Buddhist values of wisdom, compassion, and joy into our lives, even when we’re faced with difficult societal challenges.

About Dr. Rebbeca Li

Rebecca Li, PhD, is a teacher of Chan Buddhism in the lineage of Chan Master Sheng Yen. She is the founder and guiding teacher of Chan Dharma Community, a Chan Buddhist practice and study community made up of individuals committed to cultivating wisdom and compassion for the benefit of all beings. She has two decades of Dharma and meditation teaching experience and has been invited to lead retreats or teach at Buddhist centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. 

Rebecca is one of the founding board members of The GenX Buddhist Teachers Sangha where she continues to serve as a board member. Rebecca has published and been featured in several Buddhist publications, including Tricycle, Lion’s Roar, and Buddhadharma. Rebecca is a sociology professor and lives with her husband in New Jersey. Her talks, guided meditation, and calendar of events can be found at 

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