Venerable Yan Jian from "Dharma Drum Mountain" (Fagushan) headquarters in Taiwan informs us that the creation of a branch of Zen school "Dharma Drum Mountain" in Russia is cancelled. For now, Taiwan side lacks "of ability in taking care of new association".
From Russian side, as well, no people volunteered who would want and would be able to provide sufficient help in questions of organization. (For example, to arrange place for practice and to spread information).
In the future, when people in Russia would be ready and able to do that, the question of organization of Fagushan branch or an associated Buddhist Center could be re-viewed.
Meanwhile the web site gets renamed from "Fagushan in Russia" (because it wouldn't officially represent that school) into "Zhidao Zen" (by the name of the method of Zhidao, which is a special characteristic of my teaching).
Let our practice help all sentient being to be free from suffering!
2018 August 13th